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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Daddy K ready to wear 4” heel pumps in red

Last week I received the following Google Alert in my “Domestic Violence” e-mail folder:

Men don heels to protest violence

Brilliant. About 40 men walked a mile in women's shoes in Pennsylvania to protest rape, sexual assault and violence against women.

It was a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event and I had never heard of that organization. How exciting that men all over the place are participating in events like this.

From the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes About Us page:

Frank Baird first proposed Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence in 2001. The Men's March started out small and has grown each year since, with larger crowds attending each March and Marches held in multiple locations benefiting multiple rape crisis centers.

So glad I found these hip and helpful organization. Thinking about organizing a walk as well. I’m ready to wear 4” heel pumps in red.

There is no fee for a license to organize a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Walk, but you do have to sign an agreement and adhere to certain requirements designed to maintain the integrity of The Walk and to insure that the local Walk beneficiary will be a rape crisis center, domestic violence shelter or sexualized violence prevention education program. By registering, we can also list you in our Calendar, post photos of your Walk and track the worldwide momentum of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®.

Mama and Bea, what do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Wow! It is beyond wonderful to see men taking action against and bringing attention to crimes that affect women so drastically. Thanks!
    On a less serious note, I'd love to see you take a photo of yourself in 4" red pumps. Be aware, your feet are going to really, really hurt!