Are you man enough? Men slip on high heels to raise awareness of sexual assault

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Published on April 6, 2019 -
Are you man enough? Men slip on high heels to raise awareness of sexual assault
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Are you man enough? Men slip on high heels to raise awareness of sexual assault

Some wabash valley men say they are man enough to wear red high heels and walk a mile.

Good evening and welcome to news 10 nightwatch.

These pictures you see behind me show men wearing womens' shoes.

It's a lighthearted way to raise awareness of a serious and devastating topic -- sexual assault.

We told you earlier on news 10 -- april is sexual assault awareness month.

This evening... men slipped on high heels to literally walk a mile in her shoes.

News 10's heather good was there for the walk in downtown terre haute.

She has continuing coverage for you tonight.

These men tried their hardest to walk gracefully in hot red heels.

But the main purpose of this display was to highlight what it's like for victims of sexual assault to walk through life.

According to the centers for disease control... 1 in 5 women will be raped.

1 in 3 will experience some kind of sexual violence.

Those unacceptable statistics have these men asking themselves if they're man enough to do something about it.

< nats: "uh, my toes are killing me."

A few dozen men slipped on high heels for a mile walk through downtown terre haute friday evening.

Nats: "calves are fine.

My toes just hurt."

An indiana state university group called inside out organizes the annual "walk a mile in her shoes" event.

These men say they want to raise awareness of sexual assault... educate others to prevent violence... and support victims. isu freshman sean paul says, "this is what some women have to go through and they're strong to be able to go through something like that a perceiver."

Those behind the annual walk say sexual assault is a systemic problem that must be addressed -- now.

That's why the group is talking about respect and consent.

Paul says, "i think women definitely need to be respected in all aspects of life and consent is a major part that goes into that.

You know, it's not just one person who runs a relationship, it's both and i think it takes the agreement of both to for consent of whatever decision they may make in their relationship."

Some young women also made the walk.

They say people are starting to get the idea -- but there's still more to be done -- especially to make victim's of sexual assualt feel like it's okay to share their story -- and not be blamed for what was done to them.

Isu sophomore kelsey harvey says, "i feel like people should be more open minded and understand a girl's perspective because it takes a lot of courage to come out and say what happened to her."

These men say they hope people walk away knowing there are resources available to sexual assault victims... and they're man enough to listen -- and help.> the group the group collected the group help.> the group collected donations for the council on domestic abuse -- also known as coda.

Coda offers emergency services to victims of abuse.

If you are a victim of sexual assault -- help is out there.

You can call the national

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