Everyone Will Be Marching April 28. But I’m Gonna Look Gooood!
March 25, 2012 5 Comments
You may have heard that there is a march on April 28 against the War On Women. I was wondering what I could do to encourage folks to march, if the state legislatures’ inroads on women’s rights hasn’t already provided the right motivation. Obviously there is already enough substance to motivate people. But what about fun and flash? Many people care about the issues, but think that a march is not really their thing. Yet we need them to come out and help us show the numbers of women and their male allies who have taken notice – and umbrage. So, substance is provided. What can I do, as a man, to encourage women and men alike to march on April 28?
If 50 of my friends sign up to march with me in Santa Fe, I will do this march . . . in High Heels. Yes, remarkably, they do make heels in size 16. (I have no real interest in knowing why. )
I encourage you to find creative ways to encourage *your* friends to march. If you tell them a 6’5″ 56 year old man with size 16 feet will be marching in high heels, that might be enough of a draw for some. But I’m only marching in Santa Fe.
I drew inspiration for this idea from a group called Walk A Mile In Her Shoes. They create marches – and photo ops of men in heels – around the world so men can demonstrate that rape, sexual assault and gender violence are not acceptable in their communities.
We will turn the tide. We will have fun with each other while doing it. And I, at least, will look gooood.