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Men to march in high heels for rape victims at USF



TAMPA -- Here's something that, thank goodness, you don't see every day: men in high heels.

For the second year, men will take part in a "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" march at the University of South Florida from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 8. The march will begin at at the Marshall Student Center, and marchers will walk around campus in silence, stopping at several locations to hear statistics about rape, sexual assault and gender violence.

While "the sight of hairy legs in pumps" might cause some people to smile at first, the cause is serious, according to Eileen Dabrowski, president of USF NITE (Necessary Improvements to Transform our Environment), the group organizing the event. It is to make people think about what they can do to help end violence against women.

 Richard Danielson, Times staff writer


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