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USN - Retired
05-06-2015, 06:28 AM
“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” comes to ROTC

Click these links to learn more...

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=59392

http://www.avoiceformen.com/sexual-politics/letter-to-us-dod-re-walk-a-mile-in-her-shoes/

Did the Military Times Magazine cover that event? The emasculation of men has reached new heights. I am so very happy that I am retired.

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http://thisainthell.us/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Temple-ROTC.jpg

Mjölnir
05-06-2015, 06:51 AM
I don't know if Military Times covered it, but it is 'under review' by the Army (since it seems that the ROTC Cadets were compelled to participate):

Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/04/22/army-to-review-decision-to-have-male-cadets-wear-high-heels/

The Navy did it too:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz15TgcRp1k

I have no issue with raising awareness about sexual assault, I don't think walking a mile in women's shoes makes anyone less likely to rape someone.

Incidentally, why do so many of these guys have women's shoes?

sandsjames
05-06-2015, 11:33 AM
Seems to me like the entire idea is sexist. Are they assuming that all women wear pointy high heeled shoes? Are they assuming that women who where heels are more likely to get assaulted (if that stat is true then I suggest women quit wearing heels when they go out)? Really not sure what the point of this unauthorized hazing was.

Or...and this is just a guess...I see that this was written (or happened) on April 1st. Is it possible it was an April Fools thing?

Rusty Jones
05-06-2015, 11:42 AM
I actually would understand if this was about "street harassment" and not rape, despite my feelings toward the whole "street harassment" thing in the first place.

What's going on here is yet another example of how men and women in this country are becoming more androgynized.

Mjölnir
05-06-2015, 11:45 AM
Or...and this is just a guess...I see that this was written (or happened) on April 1st. Is it possible it was an April Fools thing?

Unfortunately it is not an April fools gag. The Army (big Army) was looking at it because the cadets were compelled to participate. At least one Navy base did it but did not compel folks to take part.

sandsjames
05-06-2015, 12:20 PM
I actually would understand if this was about "street harassment" and not rape, despite my feelings toward the whole "street harassment" thing in the first place.

What's going on here is yet another example of how men and women in this country are becoming more androgynized.Yep.

What they ought to do is the opposite. Do the "go a day in a man's pants". Have women walk around with something constantly rubbing against their genitals when they walk around. Place a sex toy in their underwear that someone else has control of who can hit a button to cause it to randomly stimulate them throughout the day. Then maybe they can understand why it's so easy for us to get turned on at the worst possible time.

Mjölnir
05-06-2015, 12:41 PM
Yep.

What they ought to do is the opposite. Do the "go a day in a man's pants". Have women walk around with something constantly rubbing against their genitals when they walk around. Place a sex toy in their underwear that someone else has control of who can hit a button to cause it to randomly stimulate them throughout the day. Then maybe they can understand why it's so easy for us to get turned on at the worst possible time.

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Rollyn01
05-06-2015, 01:05 PM
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You know what? Just give me all your memes. Just pass them over and don't you dare trying to hide them. I want all of them. All of them.

Mjölnir
05-06-2015, 01:14 PM
You know what? Just give me all your memes. Just pass them over and don't you dare trying to hide them. I want all of them. All of them.

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Rollyn01
05-06-2015, 01:17 PM
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Well played, my friend, well played.

USN - Retired
05-06-2015, 03:50 PM
All those male ROTC cadets should each be carrying a purse in addition to wearing women's shoes. Carrying a purse will give those male cadets an appreciation for the heavy loads that women must carry (and yes, I am being sarcastic)

Mjölnir
05-06-2015, 03:56 PM
All those male ROTC cadets should each be carrying a purse in addition to wearing women's shoes. Carrying a purse will give those male cadets an appreciation for the heavy loads that women must carry (and yes, I am being sarcastic)

Do you mean the women currently in Ranger School or the ones who have already competed USMC Infantry School?

USN - Retired
05-06-2015, 04:26 PM
Do you mean the women currently in Ranger School or the ones who have already competed USMC Infantry School?

Take another look at the pictures in the first post of this thread. Wouldn't those male ROTC cadets look much more professional if they were carrying a woman's purse? If a large number of men start carrying a woman's purse in addition to wearing a woman's high heel shoes, then I am sure that we will see a significant reduction of all forms of sexual assault. (and yes, I am still being sarcastic)


Do you mean the women currently in Ranger School or the ones who have already competed USMC Infantry School?

/sarcasm off/

Those women were carrying the same loads that the men were carrying. If they didn't want to carry those loads, then they shouldn't have signed up for that training.

/sarcasm back on/

Mjölnir
05-06-2015, 04:46 PM
/sarcasm off/

Those women were carrying the same loads that the men were carrying. If they didn't want to carry those loads, then they shouldn't have signed up for that training.

/sarcasm back on/

Yes, as best I can infer, they chose to do a job you chose not to. What substandard soldiers & Marines indeed.

USN - Retired
05-06-2015, 05:18 PM
Yes, as best I can infer, they chose to do a job you chose not to. What substandard soldiers & Marines indeed.

I never said that they were substandard. Are you trying to make a point?

Mjölnir
05-06-2015, 05:26 PM
I never said that they were substandard. Are you trying to make a point?

My point is sexist or mysogonistic comments are not welcome. Not being sarcastic.

USN - Retired
05-06-2015, 05:55 PM
My point is sexist or mysogonistic comments are not welcome. Not being sarcastic.

What did I say that is sexist or mysogonistic?

Now you're starting to sound like SJ and RJ.

The whole purpose of the event in which some men were asked (required?) to walk in women's shoes is to "help" all men realize and understand the plight that women currently endure in our society today, and to also "help" all men learn how to behave appropriately. Some people seem to believe that asking (requiring) some men to parade around in women's shoes will lead to lower rates of sexual assaults. Personally, I don't think that idea will work. But let's assume for a moment that there is some sanity and logic in the whole "walk a mile in her shoes" idea. If asking/requiring men to parade in women's shoes will actually lower the rates of sexual assaults, then it seems to stand to reason that asking/requiring those men to also carry a woman's purse may further lower the rates of sexual assaults. What's wrong with that pseudo-logic? And how is that pseudo-logic sexist or mysogonistic?

sandsjames
05-06-2015, 06:35 PM
What did I say that is sexist or mysogonistic?

Now you're starting to sound like SJ and RJ.

The whole purpose of the event in which some men were asked (required?) to walk in women's shoes is to "help" all men realize and understand the plight that women currently endure in our society today, and to also "help" all men learn how to behave appropriately. Some people seem to believe that asking (requiring) some men to parade around in women's shoes will lead to lower rates of sexual assaults. Personally, I don't think that idea will work. But let's assume for a moment that there is some sanity and logic in the whole "walk a mile in her shoes" idea. If asking/requiring men to parade in women's shoes will actually lower the rates of sexual assaults, then it seems to stand to reason that asking/requiring those men to also carry a woman's purse may further lower the rates of sexual assaults. What's wrong with that pseudo-logic? And how is that pseudo-logic sexist or mysogonistic?

I agree that this "event" is stupid at it's very core. I assume the intent is simply to "raise awareness" (something today's society loves to do) about a specific topic. It's just that they really missed the mark. They could have done so many other things for this "event" that would have had a much larger impact. Embarrassing one group of people to draw attention to another isn't the way to do it.