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Hi! My name is Chloe and I am a fourth-year senior here at NMU. I am a Public Relations major and have always enjoyed sports. I love being outdoors, shopping, and drinking coffee at all hours of the...

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The North Wind is an independent student publication serving the Northern Michigan University community. It is partially funded by the Student Activity Fee. The North Wind digital paper is published daily during the fall and winter semesters except on university holidays and during exam weeks. The North Wind Board of Directors is composed of representatives of the student body, faculty, administration and area media.

Students protest against Israel-Hamas war with campus encampment
Students protest against Israel-Hamas war with campus encampment
Dallas Wiertella April 30, 2024

    High heels not a helpful statement

    How does having guys walk in high heels raise sexual assault awareness? The only assault these guys are going to be made aware of is the assault the heels are unleashing on their calves and feet.

    How does it raise awareness of sexual assault or give someone a perspective of a sexual assault survivor? Do sex offenders select their victims by the type of shoes their next victim is wearing? The first thing people are going to think when they see men walking in heels is how funny it looks, not, “Wow, sexual assault is a big problem here at NMU.”

    All the other programs going on at NMU this week are relevant to Sexual Assault Awareness Week. This “A Walk in Her Shoes” activity does nothing to raise awareness. I think it is just a ploy to make a mockery of men by a feminist organization designed to humiliate men which will not raise awareness of anything but the fact that men are wearing high heels.

    Jeremiah Goin

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