Men In Heels

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Men in Milwaukee had the chance to put themselves in women's shoes this weekend -- literally.

Several domestic-violence groups invited men to wear high heels for a one-mile walk around the U-W-Milwaukee campus yesterday. The point was to symbolize the pain endured by the millions of women victimized by domestic violence.

Several hundred people showed up for the morning walk, including 37-year-old Jeff Sherman of Milwaukee. He says the event gave him a new perspective on life from a women's point of view. He says his wife laughed at him as they walked -- but she wasn't wearing heels.

At the quarter-mile mark, men were allowed to exchange their high heels for flip-flops for a ten-dollar donation.

One of the sponsors was Verizon Wireless. Spokesman Michael McMahon says every 15 seconds another woman in America becomes a victim of domestic abuse.

The event raised money for local women's organizations.


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