“Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” Raises Sexual Assault Awareness In Van Buren

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VAN BUREN (KFSM) -- According to national studies, every two minutes someone in the country is raped. On Friday (April 22), the Crisis Intervention Center reminded local students about this unsettling statistic.

Several boys in the Van Buren School District joined in to "walk a mile in her shoes," meaning they sported high-heeled shoes for a one-mile walk.

They participated in the walk to show support for the cause, by raising awareness about sexual assault, rape and gender violence.

They also gained a different perspective, as the walk helps men understand and appreciate women's experiences.

Not only are they trying  to raise awareness across the community, but they also honored the survivors of domestic violence and remembered those who did not survive.

During the event, organizers had the chance to get a discussion started about the topic of sexual violence, which can be difficult to talk about.

The money raised will be used to help clients at the Crisis Intervention Center.

2 comments

  • truthreporter4u

    Another “feel-good-about-myself” moment that does nothing tangible. You want to really reduce these crimes, then start mandatory castration. Otherwise, you’re just playing games. So good ahead…walk 1,000 miles in stilettos if it make you feel good.

  • Richard J. Sharum

    This is a gross exaggeration in terms of numbers. At that rate there would have been approximately 293,000 rapes for the year. The FBI reports an estimated 84,000 rapes for 2014, this does not appear to be fact based reporting.

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