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UIowa fraternity members donning high heels to combat sexual assault "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes"
Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 27 September 2011 | AP

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...

(Excerpt) Read more at thegazette.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Iowa
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Recent "Walk in Her Shoes" event in Oklahoma:

Oklahoma Daily: Fraternities walk a mile in women's shoes to stop gender violence

1 posted on 09/27/2011 10:46:05 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

Or you can carry a gun and shoot the bastard who tries to rape someone.


2 posted on 09/27/2011 10:48:04 AM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: iowamark

That’s gayer than a picture of Justin Beiber french-kissing Richard Simmons.


3 posted on 09/27/2011 10:49:29 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: iowamark
Twenty first century metro-sexual fools.
Probably wearing pink skivvies too.
4 posted on 09/27/2011 10:49:29 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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http://www.walkamileinhershoes.org/


5 posted on 09/27/2011 10:50:56 AM PDT by iowamark (Rick Perry says I'm heartless.)
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To: oh8eleven

Its called an Impress the Ladies Epic Fail


6 posted on 09/27/2011 10:52:40 AM PDT by Augustinian monk
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To: oh8eleven
Ah, to be in college again.

Harmless? yes. Stupid? Also yes.

7 posted on 09/27/2011 10:53:17 AM PDT by wbill
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To: iowamark

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...


8 posted on 09/27/2011 10:56:28 AM PDT by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: ari-freedom

A more effective solution, to be sure. The heels thing’s just stupid symbolism.

Colonel, USAFR


9 posted on 09/27/2011 10:57:50 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: iowamark

BS......They just wanted an excuse to wear their secret fantasies out in public............


10 posted on 09/27/2011 10:58:12 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: iowamark

Imho, this has more to do with men dressing up as women than it does with combatting sexual assault.


11 posted on 09/27/2011 10:59:37 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: jagusafr; Lazamataz; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

The real question is:

WOULD LAZ HIT IT?.............


12 posted on 09/27/2011 11:01:44 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: trisham

The guy in the black low cut looks like he’s having way too much fun...................;^)


13 posted on 09/27/2011 11:03:11 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: iowamark

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.


14 posted on 09/27/2011 11:05:45 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Red Badger

What about the guy on the left in the short shorts and boots? :)


15 posted on 09/27/2011 11:07:59 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: oh8eleven

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.


16 posted on 09/27/2011 11:09:10 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: iowamark

No bottom to the depths of stupidity.


17 posted on 09/27/2011 11:12:20 AM PDT by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: trisham

He looks very comfortable in his new outfit........too comfortable.........;^)


18 posted on 09/27/2011 11:14:54 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Red Badger

They all look a little too happy. Gleeful, even.


19 posted on 09/27/2011 11:16:51 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: wbill

Typical stupid frat prank. Nohing more; nothing less.


20 posted on 09/27/2011 11:16:55 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: ari-freedom
"shoot the bastard"

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)

21 posted on 09/27/2011 11:19:06 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: SeaHawkFan

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.


22 posted on 09/27/2011 11:20:11 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: wbill

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.


23 posted on 09/27/2011 11:21:00 AM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: driftless2

You have no idea what you’re talking about. It’s a fundraiser, not a freakin demonstation.


24 posted on 09/27/2011 11:21:28 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: Raebie

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.


25 posted on 09/27/2011 11:23:52 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: kevkrom

So how much have you raised?


26 posted on 09/27/2011 11:26:26 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: iowamark

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.


27 posted on 09/27/2011 11:26:26 AM PDT by dmz
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To: iowamark
Are you sure that's a picture of the event? What I saw on the news showed guys in regular guy clothes, but with heels on.

It was still a bit disturbing.

28 posted on 09/27/2011 11:27:13 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Raebie

You rock, please see my #27.


29 posted on 09/27/2011 11:28:13 AM PDT by dmz
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To: dmz

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.


30 posted on 09/27/2011 11:28:46 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: Raebie

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.


31 posted on 09/27/2011 11:29:27 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: iowamark

Ankle breakers.


32 posted on 09/27/2011 11:29:53 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: iowamark

foolishness knows no bounds.


33 posted on 09/27/2011 11:31:03 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: MEGoody

http://www.oudaily.com/news/2011/sep/26/fraternity-members-participate-walk-mile-her-shoes/


34 posted on 09/27/2011 11:32:09 AM PDT by iowamark (Rick Perry says I'm heartless.)
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To: kevkrom

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.


35 posted on 09/27/2011 11:32:32 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: kevkrom

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?

Me neither.


36 posted on 09/27/2011 11:33:17 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Red Badger; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
REAL MEN wear KILTS!


37 posted on 09/27/2011 11:33:23 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Raebie

You have no idea what you’re talking about. It’s obviously a fundraiser AND a demonstration.


38 posted on 09/27/2011 11:34:11 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Raebie

It’s a demonstration of freaks.


39 posted on 09/27/2011 11:35:43 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: driftless2

So you have an issue of demonstrating against sexual assaults on women?


40 posted on 09/27/2011 11:36:27 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: trisham

You’re just sad.


41 posted on 09/27/2011 11:38:17 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: Raebie

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.


42 posted on 09/27/2011 11:38:22 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: ari-freedom

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.

;^)


43 posted on 09/27/2011 11:38:49 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Raebie

You’re a little too happy.


44 posted on 09/27/2011 11:40:24 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dmz
Gotcha - so kevkrom apporoved methods of raising money are acceptable, all others are stupid stunts.

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?

45 posted on 09/27/2011 11:40:59 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: kevkrom

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.


46 posted on 09/27/2011 11:43:27 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: kevkrom

How many rapes has “awareness” ever prevented?

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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?


47 posted on 09/27/2011 11:46:51 AM PDT by dmz
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To: iowamark
Even money says this started when a bunch of University of Alabama Phi Gamma Delta brothers were caught during the fraternity's bi-weekly stroll in cocktail dresses and heels.

"Really, officer, we're marching to speak out against sexual assault. Yeah. That's the ticket."

48 posted on 09/27/2011 11:46:59 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: Raebie

Ponder this. Has the explosion of sexual perversion in recent decades made women more safe, or less safe?


49 posted on 09/27/2011 11:49:22 AM PDT by iowamark (Rick Perry says I'm heartless.)
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To: Raebie
You know, the ‘my way or the highway’ attitude around here really pisses me off sometimes

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.

50 posted on 09/27/2011 11:51:07 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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