Friday, April 13, 2018

[383] Men tackle high-heeled challenge to raise sexual assault awareness at MTSU

MURFREESBORO — When a woman wearing high heels is being pursued by a potential assailant, this commonly worn female footwear could give him an edge that many men don’t understand. That’s the message behind “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.”

Registration for the sexual assault awareness activity that literally puts men in women’s shoes is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, on the sundeck of the Campus Recreation Center. The actual walk will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the sundeck.

“Walk a Mile” is billed as “the international men’s march to stop rape, assault and gender violence,” according to Men are required to walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes as a fun and funny way to spark a conversation about men’s sexualized violence against women.

Free food, drinks and music will be available following the event. The first 200 participants also will receive free T-shirts.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students. For more information, contact center director Barbara Scales at 615-898-5812 or

A printable campus parking map is available at
Off-campus visitors attending the daytime event should obtain a special one-day permit from MTSU’s Office of Parking and Transportation at

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