Friday Open Thread: Walking a Mile in Her Shoes

This isn't super political, but it's something I wanted to share with the community. Last year, I participated in a walk called "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" in Silicon Valley, California. Here it's sponsored by the YWCA, and it's an event that supports victims of sexual assault. Men literally put on women's shoes and walk a mile in support of all victims of sexual assault and gender violence and make a commitment to do whatever we can to reduce that violence.

There is no registration fee for the event, but whatever money is raised goes to the Y's Rape Crisis Center and other assault prevention services. In honor of that, I am announcing today that all donations to The People's View (via the donate button on the right) from now until April 27 noon Pacific Time (the walk is at 5 pm Pacific) will go to this event. I will cut a check to the YWCA for the event on behalf of the TPV community, along with a letter telling them that it came from this community. I'm starting it with $50 from myself.

After the walk, I'll report the amount raised and post some pictures of the event - maybe even one of myself! Last year, I was lucky to get a pair of women's sandals among the choices of shoes - shhh! Who knows what it'll be this year... (Oh, if you are in the area, you can register here for the walk yourself.)