Italian Supreme Court, Milwaukee, Intel Parliament discussed on Wisconsin's Morning News with Gene Mueller


Wednesday was marking the eighth annual denim day in Milwaukee event aimed at bringing attention to survivors of sexual violence denim day. Started in nineteen Ninety-two after a ruling by the Italian supreme court, a rape conviction was overturned. The justices felt that because the victim was wearing tight jeans. She must have helped the person who assaulted her take them off thereby implying consent. The following day. The women in the Intel parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. I have the opportunity yesterday to speak to the head of priceless, insight, Anita Leonard. Why is today? So important wise Dennen day, so important. Oh, man. Didn't they is important because we have a lot of survivors, people will be impact sexual violence who needs to know that they are not alone. Are we making a mistake with her with our children by not talking about this when they're little absolutely feel like we have to talk about sexual violence at a young age in talking about sexual violence. Doesn't mean that we're telling them all about the birds and the bees, you know, at three or four, but we can start by teaching them that they have agency in their own body that they can and respecting their decisions. And I know that that gets tricky for a lot of people because we have this kind of mindset like I'm an adult here child. You say you do what I tell you to do basically. And so sometimes I think that gets tricky. But I think absolutely we have to start with younger people respecting their boundaries, respecting their voice. And then once we still that that they have a voice, you know, that we're going to respect them. We're going to respect their decisions. Once we start the air. I think it makes it much easier to create an empowered person who if I know this is not going to happen to me. You know, who feels like, hey, I can talk to my mom about being uncomfortable around this person or Tom to my dad, you know..

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