Nine short years ago, an Italian appeals court threw out the conviction of a 44-year-old rapist because his 18-year-old victim had been wearing jeans, sparking massive protests by Italian women that did little to overturn the law. Yesterday, an Italian appeals court upheld the conviction of a man that tried to use the same defense, ruling that jeans were not a chastity belt. Now Italian women can feel safe that if they get raped and the case actually goes to trial and the rapist actually gets convicted, his appeal won't hinge on how hard it was to get his victim's pants off or how much he had to hurt or or threaten to hurt her to do so. Small victories and all. [CNN, CBS]