Monday, September 29, 2008

News - September 29, 2008

Google News Alert for: "walk a mile in her shoes"

Tampabay.com
Men to wear heels in Dade City march against domestic violence
Tampabay.com - St. Petersburg,FL,USA
The "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" march to stop domestic violence will focus on awareness as well as support — especially from men. Male participants will not ...
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A mile in her shoes
Rome News-Tribune - Rome,GA,USA
These men, and many other Rome residents, will participate in "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes," an event to bring awareness to domestic violence in Floyd County. ...
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Pumped up to educate
Baltimore Sun - United States
Boniface was joined by several other officials and county residents who participated in the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: International Men's March to Stop ...
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Friday, September 26, 2008

News - September 26, 2008

Men Urged To Don Heels To Protest Domestic Violence
Tampa Tribune - Tampa,FL,USA
By MEGAN HUSSEY DADE CITY - On Oct. 4, Pasco County men will be asked to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to understand the plight of women affected by domestic ...
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Man, I heel like a woman
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne,IN,USA
The unsteady men, who soon realized the danger of grates and sidewalk cracks, participated in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. ...
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Walk a mile in her shoes
Times and Transcript - Moncton,New Brunswick,Canada
Sonya Steeves, from the Coalition Against Abuse in Relationships, helps Jason Melanson, president of Camco Construction, with the high-heeled shoes he will ...
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Men Urged To Don Heels To Protest Domestic Violence
On Oct. 4, Pasco County men will be asked to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to understand the plight of women affected by domestic violence.
TBO Pasco News - http://www2.tbo.com/content/list/news/pasco/
Jenna's Events & Appearance Update
By Jenna Borg(Jenna Borg) 
4th - Gillian's place - walk a mile in her shoes www.gilliansplace.ca 7th - Meet the Mayor of Niagara Falls Ted Selci 9th - Young Adult Women of the year Event in Southern Ontario - Jenna is a nominee 18th - Brantford Story telling ...
jennaborg - http://jennaborg.blogspot.com/

Men to walk in high heels Oct. 2
Battle Creek Enquirer - Battle Creek,MI,USA
"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" challenges men to walk a mile in high heel shoes, to help raise awareness of gender relations and sexual violence. ...
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University of Central Florida
UCF Remembers Victims During Domestic Violence Awareness Month
University of Central Florida - Orlando,FL,USA
The "Walk a Mile In Her Shoes" event will also be happening throughout the day on Oct. 22. The event, sponsored by Harbor House of Orange County Domestic ...
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Walking A Mile
Yankton Daily Press (subscription) - Yankton,SD,USA
By Emelie Haigh, Yankton Yankton Women's and Children's Center would like to thank everyone who made our first Walk A Mile In Her Shoes a success. ...
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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
CKTB - St. Catherines,ON,Canada
Walk a mile in her shoes gives men the opportunity to publicly take a stand on the issues of violence against women and children. ...
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Connecticut and Carolina
By One in Four Webmaster(One in Four Webmaster) 
One component of the Take Back the Night march was "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" for guys to make a statement by marching in heels. So, Sue wanted us to help promote that. But, the heel-wearing didn't stop there- Chad an Frank actually did ...
2008-2009 One in Four RV Tour - http://oneinfourteam5.blogspot.com/
Men Can Be Feminist Too!
By christen(Lily Hoang) 
This organization that does this movement is called "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" and was started by a university professor in California. I was looking at the picture with the article and it is hilarious yet brave at the same time. ...
Introduction to Women's Studies - http://discoveringfeminismfall08.blogspot.com/



Walk Story - 2008 Yankton, SD, USA

Here is a Walk Story from Emelie Haigh, one of the organizer's for the
Yankton, SD, USA Walk:

Best Moments of the Walk:

To be honest, it is hard to choose just one, but here are a few:

- When all of the men started arriving, dressed up in dresses, just
having fun while helping out a great cause. (Side note: many wore
dresses because their friends said they would give them more money if
they did.)

- One man, who is a stay at home dad and had the second highest amount
of pledges, had two companions in the Walk with him: his two sons,
ages 3 and 5, wore little girl's red sandals to Walk with Dad.

- After the Walk, one of the men approached our staff and commented
that as he walked and saw the people cheering for them all, he could
see in the faces of some of the women that there was more behind their
cheers - that they had lived with abuse in their lives.

Our Most Challenging Moment:

Figuring out where to store our shoes for next year!

Thank you so much for helping us do this event and for developing it!
It was a lot of fun for everyone in our community, and we are excited
to do it again next year!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

News - September 18, 2008

The YWCA of San Diego Helping to Stop Domestic Violence
By DLS 
The event is "Walk a mile in her shoes," and should be a lot of fun as men will "attempt" to walk in high heels (provided by the YWCA) beginning at the South Embarcadero Marine Park. The fun begins with registration from 4:00 pm to 5:00 ...
San Diego News Blog - http://sandiegoblog.com
Jenna's Event Update
By Jenna Borg(Jenna Borg) 
4th - Gillian's place - walk a mile in her shoes www.gilliansplace.ca 7th - Meet the Mayor of Niagara Falls Ted Selci 9th - Young Adult Women of the year Event in Southern Ontario - Jenna is a nominee 18th - Brantford Story telling ...
jennaborg - http://jennaborg.blogspot.com/



Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Walk Story - 2008 Howell, MI, USA

Here is a Walk Story from Rick Thomas who participated in the 2008 Howell, MI, USA Walk:

After receiving my first choice of heels in the mail and attempting to stand in them for the first time, I quickly surmised that there was no way I could walk ten feet, let alone a mile in six inch stilettos! My second choice of two inch heels were much easier to walk in, but still left my calves the size of watermelons the day after the march!

 

I took the stilettos anyway to take pictures in them and the shoes drew rave reviews and goaded on by my daughters, I actually walked a few paces in them though try as I might, I could not for the life of me stand straight up in those things! My knees had a permanent bend in them so it was more of a duck walk than anything! I do believe I heard someone yell AFLAC while I was walking!

 

It may appear that I am grimacing in a couple of the pictures because I am squeezing my keyster for dear life trying not to fall over, which may also explain the duck walk thing now that I think about it!

 

I was one of only a few who dared to wear socks with my heels, and took quite a bit of grief from my daughters and received a few tisk, tisks from some of the ladies in attendance as they waved their fingers in disapprovement. But screw that, swollen calves were enough, I did not want blisters as well. One of my daughters said she was embarrassed that I had socks on with my heels. To which I queried in a matter of fact tone, "your dad is wearing women's shoes, and you're embarrassed because he's wearing socks with them?". To which she replied in her own matter of fact tone, "yup"! Kids these days, so many distractions, so confused!

 

The event was a lot of fun and I made several new friends. Violence against women and child abuse crosses all barriers. Regardless of race, religion, education level, or social status, these are issues that affect all Americans. We sometimes lose sight of that and are quick to stand in judgment of someone who may be trapped in a situation such as that. The slogan "Walk a mile in her shoes" is symbolic for those who would cast judgment on someone without having been in that situation. 

 

I decided to do this march in an effort to network with the LACASA organization to meet those who may be able to help me in my goal of changing the way we look at domestic violence. As it stands now, protection for victims of domestic violence and child abuse is re-active. That is, something bad must first happen in order to receive assistance. The focus needs to be more pro-active, and we are blessed with the worlds greatest resource which ironically is our children. So if change is what we seek, then it is with our children that we should begin.

 

I hope to someday be in a position to speak with children regarding these very important, but often not talked about issues and this march was my first step to that end. What success if any I may have I do not know, but I want to help people. I believe that I can make a difference.
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                        From left to right daughters Rickia 22, Shameika 21, Ricquel 19, Shayna 16,
                                                                                                                        and grand daughter Carrington 2.
 
 



Tuesday, September 9, 2008

News - September 9, 2008

Local Men Will 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes'
KPVI-TV - Pocatello,ID,USA
Next month is the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" in Downtown Idaho Falls. This is when men in the community, like Bonneville County Sheriff Paul Wilde and ...
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Monday, September 8, 2008

News - September 8, 2008

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
By admin 
"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" is sponsored by the Fort Wayne Women's Bureau, who asks men to literally walk one mile in women's pumps. Wearing lipstick red heels Mayor Tom Henry says he is amazed with women after this experience. ...
Indiana - http://indianao.com
Criminal Grammar
By Greg T.(Greg T.) 
In the morning we had to walk a mile in her shoes. All the boys on the swim team walked a mile in 4 inch red high heels. It hurts the toes of your feet like crazy. That is one event I hope to forget about because it was very embarrasing ...
Swimming On Clouds - http://swimmingonclouds.blogspot.com/

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes - News- msnbc.com
Sep 6, 2008 ... "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" is sponsored by the Fort Wayne Women's Bureau, who asks men to literally walk one mile in women's pumps. ...

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
Indiana's NewsCenter - Fort Wayne,IN,USA
"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" is sponsored by the Fort Wayne Women's Bureau, who asks men to literally walk one mile in women's pumps. ...
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Friday, September 5, 2008

News - September 5, 2008

Sheriff, walkers show heart, sole
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne,IN,USA
... men scheduled to walk one mile in Headwaters Park West on Saturday while wearing women's shoes as part of the first-ever Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event. ...
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Domestic and Sexual Abuse Awareness in Idaho Falls
KPVI-TV - Pocatello,ID,USA
Employees of Zion's Bank in Idaho Falls helped the Domestic Violence Intervention Center draw up fliers, promoting the upcoming "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes...
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Thursday, September 4, 2008

News - September 4, 2008

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: A Public Service Announcement
By Dayna Collins(Dayna Collins) 
First, I want to say thank you to all of our awesome friends, family, and colleagues who have generously stepped up and made a contribution to the upcoming fundraiser "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The Men's March to Stop Rape, ...
Alley Art Studio - http://alleyartstudio.blogspot.com/




Wednesday, September 3, 2008

News - September 3, 2008

Walk a mile in her shoes
By Maggie Vink 
Men are asked to literally walk a mile in her shoes ... her high heels to be exact. But underneath the sense of humor is a serious issue. The walks are designed to draw attention to rape, assault, and other forms of sexualized violence ...
That's Fit - http://www.thatsfit.com

Walk a mile in her shoes
By admin 
Maggie VinkFiled under: Fitness, Healthy Events There are any number of different walks for a cause. You can join walks to support conditions and issues from diabetes to breast cancer to asthma to world hunger to almost anything else ...
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Walk A Mile In Her Shoes (Fox 12 Oregon)
Joe V is learning more about Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, a fundraiser in which men will walk a mile in high heels. (more...)
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Walk A Mile In Her Shoes - On The Go With Joe News Story - KPTV ...
Joe V is learning more about Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, a fundraiser in which men will walk a mile in high heels.