Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, & Gender Violence. Co-Sponsored with: UW Oshkosh Women's Center, CARE, University Police, Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Reach Counseling Services, UW Oshkosh Counseling Center, and UWO ROTC Student Veterans Association, and CARE (Campus Awareness for Relationship Education).
May 06, 2015
from 04:30 PM to 07:30 PM
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No matter whose shoes you’re wearing, sexual violence affects everyone.
Whether someone is wearing heels and a skirt or sweatpants and crocs, there’s no excuse for gendered violence. To say that “immodest attire” invites rape is not only skirting the real issue, but it’s insulting to men—as if seeing a bit of skin suddenly robs men of their better judgment. So, grab a pair of heels and come walk a mile with us to show that attire is not consent or an excuse!
From the official website:
"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Events are political and performance art with public, personal and existential messages. At a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event there is no distinction between performer and audience. Our mission is to create a unique and powerful public experience that educates individuals and communities about the causes of sexualized violence, provides them with prevention and remediation strategies and empowers them to further develop and implement these knowledges and skills interpersonally and politically. - walkamileinhershoes.org"
Men are encouraged to wear high heels for this mile-long walk. Women are encouraged to come as they are (feel free to wear heels, tennis shoes, flats, slippers, or whatever else you'd like).