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Cal men walk a mile in stilettos to support women

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A march on Saturday in which Cal men walked in stiletto-heeled shoes for one mile was organized to call attention to women’s problems, such as domestic violence and sexual violence. Photo: Ted Friedman

Twenty members of Cal campus Latino organization Hermanos Unidos de Berkeley on Saturday marched in solidarity with the suffering of women by walking a mile in stiletto-heeled shoes.

“Now I  really know women bear pain pain better than men,” said Cal student Juan Carlos Rodriguez, 19.

According to event organizer Diana Lopez, 20, the men were joined on the march by female members of Hermanos. Many marchers returned to the student union building after the 40-minute trek, where food and drinks awaited them.

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Food and drink were served to the walkers on the Cal campus after the march. Photo: Ted Friedman

Lopez said the march was organized to call attention to women’s problems, such as domestic violence and “sexualized violence based on women’s sex.” She called the event an “art-based event in which participants could fully engage.”


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