How Far Would You Walk?

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You understand the old adage stating; “You can’t really understand someone else’s experience unless you have walked a mile in their shoes.” The event, Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, is a fun event where men put on some pumps and strut their sassy stuff, but it supports a very serious cause.

How often do you get to see some hot tamale males parading around in high heels, in public, and no scandal involved? Sure…they may experience some discomfort, wobbly legs, scrunched up toes, and maybe even a face plant, but the cause beats the funny looks from onlookers and by-passers.

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” is an international organization aiming to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Did you know that every two minutes, someone in America is raped? How about that one in six American women are victims of sexual assault?

The event itself is a way to make people stop and see just how real sexual assault is. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, between 20 percent and 25 percent of women will experience a completed or attempted rape during their college years.

If that doesn’t quite put things into perspective for you, how about that startling fact that most rapes committed are committed by an intimate partner such as a spouse, boyfriend, or some they know. Every 1 and 4 women report having been prey to rape. This is real.

People you walk past every single day have fallen to this on-going epidemic. It is time to raise awareness and make a change! Join us at the Rotunda this Thursday at 3:30 pm in hopes of doing so(registration begins at 3:30 pm). Stay on top of the cause by pre-registering here!

Be sure to keep up with The University Wellness Program on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with programs, and laugh at pictures from this awesome event!

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