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Men put themselves in women's shoes for march

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK (KATV) -

 

Some men in Central Arkansas put themselves in another's shoes Saturday at the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event at the McCain Mall.

The event is part of the International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence.

"It was a little strange feeling trying to get your toes down into these pointed toe high heels," said participant Ken Pearson. "It's a little different than putting on a running shoe or something."

All proceeds will benefit the Dorcas House, a shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

"There's a lot more domestic violence than I think people are aware of and it just impacts children and families and it's a cycle," said Karen Mims, the event's co-chair. "And Dorcas House is a valuable tool for these people to come in and they teach them how to break the cycle."

The event was sponsored by the Human Resource Management Association of Arkansas.

About 70 walkers turned out for the event.