Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

The annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event was held this week on the campus of the University of Missouri at Kansas City. The event seeks to raise awareness of sexual abuse and violence among men on campus.

Students participating in the event were asked to contribute $15 if they brought their own shoes and $20 if they wanted to rent shoes. Entrants received a free T-shirt and could attend a cookout after the walk was held.

Brenda Bethman, director of the University of Missouri Kansas City Women’s Center, said, “Walking in women’s shoes helps men better understand and appreciate women’s experiences, thus changing perspectives, helping improve gender relationships, and decreasing the potential for violence.”

Here is a video from last year’s event.

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