There is absolutely nothing more fabulous in life than a pair of killer stilettos. Except perhaps a group of men walking a mile in killer stilettos for a truly amazing cause.
Now despite my husband’s fantastic shoe collection, I am not all that well-versed in men’s footwear and as such will rarely be targeting my male readers when I’m talking about shoes (especially stilettos!). But today I’m talking to you, gentleman. I’m talking to each and every single one of you who is against domestic violence, against the more than 30,000 domestic violence cases responded to by Metropolitan Police last year, and who supports the education of community members on how they can help end this awful crime.
This Father’s Day, in what will serve as the first global march in history, men around the world and right here in Washington, D.C. will take part in the first annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Men’s March. Hosted locally by Becky’s Fund, a DC-based non-profit against domestic violence, and the D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCCADV), men hoping to raise awareness on the prevalence of domestic violence will walk a mile wearing women’s shoes to show their support for the women in their lives and in their communities.
I have to say, I absolutely love this event for three reasons:
- Who doesn’t want to see a large group of men walk around awkwardly in heels? If you say you don’t – you’re lying.
- It gives men a little bit of insight into what we mean when we say, “Valet the car, I’m not walking 10 blocks to the restaurant in these shoes.”
- The Real Reason: What better way for men, an often unacknowledged but critical part of the support group needed to end domestic violence, to show their support and solidarity for the women they love? It’s absolutely amazing.