Saturday, April 3, 2010

College guys walk in high heels to raise awareness about sexual assault

The very suggestion that it wouldn't be a bad idea for women to walk in men's shoes, as a symbolic gesture of solidarity in opposition to false rape claims, would be met with cries of "misogyny."

High steppin' men raise money, awareness for sexual assault prevention

KOCHVILLE TWP. — Matt Pierson got some tips from Patrick Eurich about how to walk in his size 17 shiny red high heels in preparation for the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" at Saginaw Valley State University Wednesday evening.

The event aims to raise awareness and financial support for sexual assault prevention, education and services.

Pierson, 23, of Clio, and Eurich, 21, of Breckenridge, walked with about 150 other men in the event outside the Ryder Center and throughout the campus.