GREEN BAY, United States – A parade of men in high heels lined the streets of downtown Green Bay on Saturday for the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” Men’s March.
They were supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. In 2015 alone, more than 1,000 people in Brown County needed help from the Sexual Assault Center of Family Services, WBAY reports.
The event was raising money to keep the help coming.
Karen Michaels, Golden House Executive Director, said: “If you looked at the people that were here today, there were a lot of kids here,” Michaels said. “We keep it on Saturdays often because we like it to be a family event. We like the kids to understand really strong men are standing up, and they’re taking a stand against domestic violence and sexual assault, and it’s truly important to them.”
Dorff said the men who participated were acting as role models for children.
Hector Frayre, another Green Bay resident, told WBAY that the walk was worth the pain. He said: “Man, my inner thighs are killing me,” he said. “I tippy-toed the whole way. That was a good head’s up I got from someone.”
Golden House Executive Director Karen Michaels said they want victims to feel safe and strong in their own community.
“This is an opportunity for us to talk about how often times victims — and often times women — don’t feel safe in their own community,” Michaels said.
To end the cycle of domestic violence, the group targets the next generation.