Thursday, March 13, 2014



Scrolling through Facebook the other day, I saw an awesome post from a feminist page that I follow. This is a march that men make called "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" - The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence. 

When I first saw these men in these shoes, I thought - WOW! They are standing/walking pretty decently! Then I thought, what an incredible way to get the word out. It is a lot like many other advertisements... get the people's attention! Who ISN'T going to as why these men are marching down the street in high heels? Then, in response, their answer spreads the word for their cause! 

I love seeing people who are willing to step out of their comfort zone, and do something they wouldn't normally do, and aren't afraid of any judgement they may receive from outsiders. 

It is likely that these men don't wear high heels in their daily lives, and that even if they wanted to... they would feel judged/ridiculed/etc. for doing so. In this setting though, inhibitions fly out the window, confidence is high, and the heels are higher. 

Sexualized violence doesn't just affect women, it is an epidemic that affects everyone involved (families, friends, co-workers, spouses, etc.) Every two seconds in America, someone is raped... These men here are standing up to stop the violence. This is about the "United Gender Movement", where "men will be a part of the solution to ending men's sexualized violence against women". The love and support for women from men in these pictures is what our world is all about. 

We are all equal, we are all people, we are all loved.

If you're interested in finding out more information about the march head over to their website:

If you're interested in the Women's Rights News Facebook page, here's their link:

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