Army ROTC cadets at Arizona State University say they were told they had to wear red high heels for an event to draw attention to sexual assault against women.
As part of the the event, “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” which was hosted by ASU’s Army ROTC program on Monday, the cadets wore heels and ran for 1.26 miles for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, according to
The State Press, ASU’s student newspaper.
However, the Independent Journal Review is reporting that participation was mandatory. One of the cadets explained how he and other members of his battalion were pressured into participating in the event on the social media sharing site Imgr.
“Tomorrow morning our entire rotc battalion [sic] is doing this ‘walk a mile in her shoes’ event where we all walk a mile in ACUs [Army Combat Uniform] with bright red high heels in place of our boots to promote awareness for sexual abuse on campus,” he wrote.