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A few dozen men seeking to raise awareness for sexual assault violence against women tried to walk a mile in their shoes Friday _ literally.

Among the participants _ some burly and others bearded _ in the fourth annual “Walk a Mile in her Shoes” event at the University of Alaska Anchorage was the head of Alaska State Troopers, Col. Keith Mallard, who slipped out of one of his red suede peep-toe shoes during the walk…

…The men teetered precariously along the mile-long route, trying to raise money for a local nonprofit that supports sexual assault victims. Donations to Standing Together Against Rape will go toward banishing sexual assaults and other acts of violence against women

9 Comments!

  1. Rick
    Posted April 11, 2011 at 11:44 pm |

    Another example of the feminization of the American male. If men would be men the violence against women would be intolerable to a real man.

  2. Posted April 12, 2011 at 6:01 am |

    Which is why rape and wife beating were unknown in that manly golden era before the feminization, right?

    Go, these men. Anything to help is useful.

  3. Claire: dirty, dirty wingnut
    Posted April 12, 2011 at 6:20 am |

    So they’re raising money to give handguns and shootin lessons to women?

    Sweet!

  4. SondraK, naughty naughty bad wingnut
    Posted April 12, 2011 at 6:42 am |

    I was hoping to read that in the piece somewhere but we’ll just assume that.
    Or else it’s for more size 12s.

  5. Posted April 12, 2011 at 8:56 am |

    I was just thinking they probably got a good buy on the shoes, since the larger sizes usually end up on the sale rack.

  6. geezerette
    Posted April 12, 2011 at 12:37 pm |

    I don’t think the pr. of spikes on the first guy is the kind of shoe to wear for that cause— we do have words for them– kinda like F me shoes–

  7. SherryM
    Posted April 12, 2011 at 2:19 pm |

    That guy is ambitious. I guess 7″ plats are not just for pole dancers anymore. Well at least I do not haft to feel bad about wearing a size 8 anymore. Why not save all the money and allow people to arm them self’s. Nothing Strkes fear into the heart of a predator like the thought of a woman 1/2 his size blowing him away with a hot pink hello kitty AR15.

  8. Merovign
    Posted April 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm |

    Walking doesn’t stop rapists, bullets stop rapists.

  9. Steve Skubinna
    Posted April 12, 2011 at 9:02 pm |

    Yeah, God forbid they donate money or teach self defense courses or do something concrete. No, let’s go the bullshit street theater route. Get your picture in the paper while a bunch of equally vapid females hoot. How many assaults and rapes did they prevent? Not a damn one. Bunch of pansy exhibitionists.

    “I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part! ” – Otter