The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is a college-based program for training commissioned officers of the United States Armed Forces.
Two days ago, an Arizona State University ROTC cadet posted this on the U.S. Army sub-page of the popular Reddit.com website:
The message claims that “tomorrow morning” (April 21, 2015), the poster’s “entire ROTC battalion” will be forced to “walk a mile” dressed in ACU (Army combat uniform) and red high heels “to promote awareness for sexual abuse on campus.”
Juan Leon of IJReview followed up the Reddit message with tweets by Temple University’s Army ROTC of male cadets wearing red high heels:
Here are more images of cadets wearing red high heels on Temple University Army ROTC’s Facebook page:
I conducted a search for “walk a mile in her shoes” on the official homepage of the United States Army and found these:
1. On Sept. 22, 2012, on the U.S. military base Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Germany, 200 soldiers wore red high heels in an international men’s march against domestic violence and sexual assault known locally as “Dudes in Heels.” The event in 2012 was the second annual Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program sponsored event.
2. On April 26, 2014, soldiers U.S. Army Alaska’s SHARP team participated as volunteers in a “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event in Fairbanks and Anchorage, Alaska.
While the participation of U.S. soldiers in the 2012 and 2014 “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” marches appeared to be voluntary, Douglas Ernst of The Washington Times points out that ROTC cadets are being forced to participate:
Army ROTC cadets are complaining on message boards that they were pressured to walk in high heels on Monday [April 21, 2015] for an Arizona State University [ASU] campus event designed to raise awareness of sexual violence against women” and that although “The Army openly encouraged participating in April’s ‘Walk A Mile in Her Shoes’ events in 2014,” the event was “mandatory” for ROTC candidates at ASU.
Is it any wonder why the U.S. Army is plagued with low morale.
- US Air Force base in Arizona flies American flag with LGBT rainbow stripes
- Amidst worsening US-Turkey relations, US consul general in Istanbul flaunts gay marriage
- Obama admin actively recruits transgenders for the military
- U.S. military does not support Commander-In-Chief Barack Obama
- Soldiers at Ft. Hood told Christians and Tea Party are threats to America
H/t CODA’s M.S.