Doane’s Campus Advocacy, Prevention and Education (CAPE) Project has gone all out for Sexual Assault Awareness Month this year. The group hosted events around campus throughout April and Wednesday was no different as they held Denim Day at the beige desk in the Perry Campus Center from 11am to 1pm.
Senior Bosie Rand said that the reason they wear denim is because of a sexual assault case from Italy, “The judge ruled that it must not have actually been a sexual assault because she was wearing tight denim jeans,” Rand said “His argument was that she obviously had to have helped get her jeans off and used that to dismiss the case.”
During the Denim Day students participated in “Fact or Myth”, a game where CAPE Project peer educators asked questions sexual assault and the participant had to guess whether it was a fact or a myth.
Senior Abby Weber said that everyone who stopped by got something out of it and there’ was a reason they should play the game.
“Some of these myths, in “Fact or Myth”, to us it’s obviously a myth, because some people think that because the clothes you’re wearing dignifies being assaulted,” Weber said.
Senior Michael Wieduwilt says that for a community like Doane, sexual assault awareness and education is important.
“Education is important as it helps provide people with the knowledge of how to be aware of signs and help potential or past victims through what they are going through,” Wieduwilt said. “Being such a close community, victims should feel they have a voice and not feel worried about the environment they are in.”