Monday, October 13, 2008

Men put themselves in our shoes... literally  

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I thought it'd be good to post about one of the amazing groups that are working hard to stop violence against women. One of my favorite events is Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, a march in which only men participate, aimed at stopping rape, sexual assault, and gender violence. The best part? All male marchers must wear high-heeled shoes to "walk a mile in her shoes." I think it's wonderful that these men are willing to go through the pain and agony of high-heels because they believe that rape and sexual assault is not just a women's issue. They realize that because it happens so often, it is highly likely that someone they know has been a victim of sexualized violence.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes has 125 marches scheduled for 2008 alone. Go to their website to see their schedule. If you're a male, consider participating! If you're a female, consider standing on the sidelines and clapping like hell for these amazing men.

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