‘A Walk In Her Shoes’ marches toward healthy masculinity

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'The second annual Walk in Her Shoes event was kicked off at Cope Fountain last Wednesday. Male identifying students, UNK faculty and staff walked around while wearing women’s high heels.

This year, the event happened in the midst of homecoming week.

“October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and with this event, we also touch on gender violence,” said Luis Olivas, UNK Gender and Sexuality Resource officer. “Walk in Her Shoes is a collaboration between my office and Fraternity and Sorority Life to encourage the male-identifying leaders, faculty and staff, as well as students to literally put on heels and walk in women’s shoes for 10 or 15 minutes.”
“This is a time for them to think about the experiences that our female counterparts go through every day like mansplaining or catcalling,” Olivas said. “We as men might not realize these things on a day-to-day basis, but by putting ourselves in their shoes, we try to gain an understanding.”'

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... is healthy masculinity? If so it seems pretty shallow a conception.

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Because we all know that masculinity is all about understanding women's experiences. Really? Are these people that shallow?

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Why don't the women try simultaneously trying out a small part of what it's like to be a man? They could start with having to open a jar, and catch a spider, and progress to drain cleaning and handing 60% of their money over to men. And never getting thanked for it (actually, they need to be blamed for having too much money).

After all, these things are expected, if not actually imposed, upon men. I've never met a man who has told a woman she should be wearing high heels: that's just many Western women's personal choice.

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No woman is required to wear high heels. It's her body, her choice.

If they're uncomfortable, they're not an example of how hard women have it--they're an example of how stupid women are to wear them.

If women want to understand what it's like to be a man, they should be drafted, be sent to some jungle to fight, then come home with no legs or PTSD so bad they end up doing drugs and living on the streets. Of course, women don't want to understand what it's like to be a man. That's too much of a stretch.

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