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Fighting Domestic Violence Against Women With Male Cross-Dressing

The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence is organizing events all over the place that have men walking the streets in a show of support to female victims of domestic violence. The gimmick? Have the dudes wear heels, so they will, literally, walk a mile in her shoes. “The sentiment is lovely and the aim is admirable,” offers Salon‘s Tracy Clark-Flory. “Still, the concept itself strikes me as too cute by half, much like other playful ‘awareness-raising’ campaigns of late, like the push to reveal the color of your bra on Facebook to help fight breast cancer. Effective activism should be made more accessible, but I do wonder what is lost by turning it into a silly spectacle.” One person’s spectacle is another person’s pride parade.

  • 10 Comments
    • alan brickman

      feminists are chronically unhappy and always complain..no matter how much men try to understand….

      Apr 13, 2010 at 11:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman

      Tracey just go back to feminist lite…(breast cancer charities)….

      Apr 13, 2010 at 11:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman

      we tried to march in take back the night and help stop violence against women….and were trivialized and called names for that too…

      Apr 13, 2010 at 11:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallest

      @alan brickman: I assume you emerged fully formed the earth… I don’t understand how anyone can be against feminism. It’s a struggle parallel to our own, an advancement towards equality by feminists is still an advancement towards equality and all equality is good equality.

      Apr 13, 2010 at 11:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallest

      @tallest: fuck… ^”from the earth”^

      Apr 13, 2010 at 11:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman

      not against feminism…just feminists who use it to disguise their “manhate”…..gay or straight….did you know a lot of feminists aren’t really ok with gay marriage too??

      Apr 13, 2010 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman

      they’re goes “Gay T-shirt Day” when straight guys support gay rights by wearing the gayest t-shit they can find…second Saturday in June….

      Apr 13, 2010 at 12:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman

      some self-appointed “fame whore” will ruin that too….

      Apr 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman

      GAY TSHIRT DAY SECOND SATURDAY IN JUNE…GUYS GET ON IT!!!

      Apr 13, 2010 at 10:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman

      grab a life already!!

      Apr 13, 2010 at 11:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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