Men Wear Heels to Fight Violence Against Women

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Taking a stand: Men in Alaska wear heels to fight violence against women.

Andrej Pejic and Simon Doonan may do it, but we’d venture a guess that not too many men at the University of Alaska Anchorage were all that adept at walking in heels—until now.

Several dozen men participated in the university’s fourth annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event (similar events have been organized around the country since 2001), which raises awareness of sexual assault and violence against women.

The game guys walked a full mile in slingbacks, peep-toes, mules, and more for the cause.

“Men want to make a public statement that they detest sexual violence,” Keeley Olson, program manager for Standing Together Against Rape [STAR] told the Associated Press. “A lot of them have told me that they walk for their sisters, they walk for their mothers, they walk for their daughters. They walk because they care about women.”

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