Fraternity gets a taste of female life through shoes
Men show support for sexual assault against women
ASU students and community members are welcome to help raise awareness of sexual assault toward women by taking part in "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m. at the courthouse downtown.
According to the Concho Valley Rape Crisis Center (CVRCC) website, the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event is internationally the men's march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence.
The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity is co-sponsoring this event with the Rape Crisis Center of San Angelo. This is the fifth consecutive year PIKE has been a part of the event, PIKE President Nigel Bates said.
"We want to break the fraternal stereotype that guys in fraternities disrespect women," Bates said. "We want to put ourselves into the community to better our name, image and ourselves."
Bates said he believes "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" benefits ASU and the community.
"It raises awareness," he said. "I think it's important that we go out there and put the high heels on, walk a mile, and really see what it's like to be 'women.' It lets us feel a little bit of the hardships they go through."
PIKE's co-sponsoring this event allows other ASU organizations and athletic teams to learn what a great opportunity and engaging experience this is.
ASU football player Paul Mason said he has participated in this event for the past two years. He plans on attending this year and for years to come.
"I participate in this event because I want raise more awareness about females that are victims of sexual assault," Mason said. "Being able to witness women who have been through a sexual assault crisis gives me a better perspective and respect for women and how strong they are."
Mason said he invited other members of the football team to participate in the event each year.
"Football players are not required to attend, but I always ask some of the guys with smaller feet to come out and support," he said. "They are always willing to. Finding heels that are big enough for guys on our team with the smallest feet is one of the biggest challenges we have."
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and costs $5 for all participants. Pre-registration can be done online at cv-rcc.org.
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