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Men 'March A Mile In Her Shoes' To Raise Awareness About Sexual Assault On College Campuses

By Mike Dougherty

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Sexual assault is one of the biggest dangers to young women on college campuses around the world.

In Philadelphia, hundreds of students at Temple University took part in a "March a Mile in Her Shoes" event to raise awareness and encourage women to raise their voices when they are victimized.

At 6'7" 300 pounds, Temple offensive lineman James McHale is a mountain of a man. He stuffed his size 15 feet into red, skinny-heeled stilettos to march a mile in her shoes.

"I feel like I need an ice bath after that. My legs are killing me so much. I made it four blocks and I was struggling a little bit."

It's the fifth year of the walk at Temple, and Wellness Resource Center director Kimberly Chestnut says it keeps growing.

"This is one of those events where we say, 'Men we need you. We need your help.' And you know what, they show up. And it's really awesome."

She says they turn the Internet upside down, searching for heels large enough to fit football players.

"They look a terrible mess. We love it."


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