Skip to comments.UIowa fraternity members donning high heels to combat sexual assault "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes"
Posted on 09/27/2011 10:46:03 AM PDT by iowamark
Some fraternity brothers at the University of Iowa are practicing walking in high heels as they prepare for a march to speak out against sexual assault.
The first local Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event is set for Saturday in Iowa City. More than 100 people are expected to participate in the event, which was brought to campus by the Greek community and sponsored by UI Student Government and Coca-Cola.
While the march is open to women, only men will be wearing high heels as a symbolic way to show support for women...
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Or you can carry a gun and shoot the bastard who tries to rape someone.
That’s gayer than a picture of Justin Beiber french-kissing Richard Simmons.
Its called an Impress the Ladies Epic Fail
Harmless? yes. Stupid? Also yes.
I wonder how many of these guys have or will ever don a pair of combat boots and march with their ‘brothers’ in the 1st Marine Division or 82d Airborne Division? Just sayin...
A more effective solution, to be sure. The heels thing’s just stupid symbolism.
BS......They just wanted an excuse to wear their secret fantasies out in public............
Imho, this has more to do with men dressing up as women than it does with combatting sexual assault.
The real question is:
WOULD LAZ HIT IT?.............
The guy in the black low cut looks like he’s having way too much fun...................;^)
Clearly there’s a masculinity deficit in this country.
But not to worry, women will compensate. They’ll get tattoos, become soldiers, be the breadwinners, etc.
And the effeminate fellows among us will find it attractive.
What about the guy on the left in the short shorts and boots? :)
Doug Neidermeyer: And most recently of all, a “Roman Toga Party” was held from which we have received more than two dozen reports of individual acts of perversion SO profound and disgusting that decorum prohibits listing them here.
No bottom to the depths of stupidity.
He looks very comfortable in his new outfit........too comfortable.........;^)
They all look a little too happy. Gleeful, even.
Typical stupid frat prank. Nohing more; nothing less.
Nah, too much common sense. Arming women...are you serious? Much better to hold marches and speeches where people can get attention by telling other attention-seekers what wonderful people they are for holding theses marches and speeches. Doesn't accomplish anything or protect one woman, but hey, they mean well. Meaning well is what counts over results. (smirk)
I participated in the one in Wilmington this past weekend. My daughter was a volunteer organizer. It was a great time for an equally great cause.
And I sincerely hope none of the bashers on this thread ever need the services of a Rape Crisis Center for yourselves or your loved ones.
The last episode of M*A*S*H we had a big party in college. I was Col. Flag disguised as Klinger. Wore a skirt borrowed from a girlfriend that was in ROTC. No real thinking behind it, other than to be goofy.
You have no idea what you’re talking about. It’s a fundraiser, not a freakin demonstation.
There are other ways to raise money than stupid stunts. Good for them for raising money. But they don’t have to cross-dress to do that.
So how much have you raised?
All the commentary directed at those attempting to raise awareness and not a single comment directed at what they are attempting to raise awareness about, sexual assaults on campus.
Kind of a shame.
Of course it’s outrageous. It was so designed. Have some of us forgotten what it’s like to be 20 years old and a bit over the top?
Frankly, as the father of a sophomore girl, I’d walk with these guys in support of their efforts. It might keep me from having to kill the punk who messes with my daughter. Very small price to pay.
It was still a bit disturbing.
You rock, please see my #27.
I have 2 girls in college. Campuses can be a very dangerous place to be a young woman. I applaud these men for supporting a very worthwhile cause.
Over my years, I’ve raised funds for lots of good causes. I never had to put on a dress and high-heels to do it, either. I’ve washed cars, cooked, cleaned, done yard work, etc., with the proceeds of my labor going to charity.
Useful work that benefited both the donor and the recipient. Not a stupid stunt.
foolishness knows no bounds.
Whatever. You have obviously entirely missed the point of this effort and its equally obvious you’re not going to get it any time soon.
Gotcha - so kevkrom apporoved methods of raising money are acceptable, all others are stupid stunts.
You think your bake sale got a lot of discussion nationwide on internet forums?
You have no idea what you’re talking about. It’s obviously a fundraiser AND a demonstration.
It’s a demonstration of freaks.
So you have an issue of demonstrating against sexual assaults on women?
You’re just sad.
I’m sorry... I thought you were asking me how much money I raised. Wasn’t that the “point of the effort”?
Or do you not expect such a common-sense answer?
If these guys want to raise money for rape crisis centers, they could have donated their time and labor and done something truly useful. And modest, too, if they don’t stand on the street corner and beat their chests about what a wonderful thing they did.
But that’s not REALLY the point after all, is it? No, it’s all about this mythical “awareness”, which is the standard liberal clap-trap used to address a problem rather than actually dealing with it. It makes people feel good to “raise awareness” when in reality I doubt “awareness” has ever stopped one rape.
So, raising money is really secondary. The real point is being “shocking” or “outrageous” to get the media attention for “awareness”.
Pointless narcissism, in my book. You want to help, then help. Be useful, be productive. Do something that actually works.
My younger son participated in the “Safe Walks” program at his university, which was a stone’s throw from some rough urban neighborhoods. He’d be on call to provide escort upon request to women walking on the campus at night.
He’s never admitted to any use of high heels, though.
You’re a little too happy.
productive work vs. college prank... hmmm... don;t really need me as an arbiter of which is which. You think your bake sale got a lot of discussion nationwide on internet forums?
Ah, there's the rub, isn't it. How many rapes has "awareness" ever prevented?
You know, the ‘my way or the highway’ attitude around here really pisses me off sometimes. Here we have young college men taking a stance on something positive...something that actually raises money and awareness about a social problem...and all some can do is bash.
I hope you never wander into New Orleans in February. Your precious little head might explode.
How many rapes has “awareness” ever prevented?
by the same token, how many sold cupcakes or mowed lawns have prevented rape?
both activities raised money. why is your method productive and the other not, when they both got to the same end?
"Really, officer, we're marching to speak out against sexual assault. Yeah. That's the ticket."
Ponder this. Has the explosion of sexual perversion in recent decades made women more safe, or less safe?
You mean like saying things like "So how much have you raised?" as a form of response to critique? I agree.
Here we have young college men taking a stance on something positive...something that actually raises money and awareness about a social problem...and all some can do is bash.
I've already discussed the fallacy of "awareness". They raised money for a good cause -- great! The method they used? Not so much. It's a sop to the gay movement to have men dress up as women, even as a stunt. So no, I don't like it, and I have every right to say that. Without comments like the above or "I hope you never wander into New Orleans in February. Your precious little head might explode." thrown at me.