Perhaps you heard that yesterday was the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event across the country. That means, apparently, doing what you can to stop domestic violence and sexual assault and all those other awul things that degenerate males think are okay. The whole “walk a mile” thing, though? That’s kind of a metaphor, dating back to the age-old maxim. Oops: someone forgot to explain to the gentlemen of UMKC — the Harvard of Midtown — exactly how a metaphor operates. (And they’re probably pretty fuzzy on metonymy and synecdoche, too. ) The result? Perhaps the strangest fraternity initiation ever.
They say if you walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, you’ll understand them better.
That’s what several hundred men did Tuesday night by walking in high-heeled shoes…
“If I can make a stand, a difference in the world, I’m down with that.”
Yeah, dude! We are also so down with that! Stopping violence against women is just off the hook — almost as awesome as The Blueprint 3.
Also included in the story was this little gem:
The event also encourages men to respect women, even if that respect is earned by wearing pumps.”
I just did it for 10 minutes. People who do it all day — that’s hard,” one walker said.
Uh… if we really cared about respecting women, wouldn’t we just stop perpetuating a system that makes them wear painfully uncomfortable, aesthetically preposterous shoes? Just sayin’.
Photo via KMBC. Please don’t sue us.