Thursday, 25 April 2013
As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, REACH of Macon County is partnering with Main Street Coffee and Tea this Friday evening, April 26, for a special event.
Coined the “Jeans for Justice,” the event will feature a gallery of jeans made by Franklin High School freshmen that tell a story about the alarming statistics and consequences of sexual assault. The Jeans for Justice idea was first started in 1999 after a judge in Italy overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans at the time of the assault. The judge ruled that it was common knowledge that jeans were not able to be forcibly removed, therefore, despite other evidence, rape was not possible.