Denim Day is a global day of recognition and support for victims of sexual violence. It began in response to a 1990s Italian Supreme Court case in which the court overturned a guilty verdict in the case of a young woman assaulted by her adult driving instructor. The justices stated that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her rapist remove them, thereby consenting. Outraged, the women of the Italian Parliament came to work the next day wearing jeans in protest and to show solidarity with the victim. As news of the decision spread, so did the reaction.