Limerick - Men in Heels

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I thought "who are these cool guys in the news?"

Walking so confidently in hot, kinky shoes.

They are all from Toronto,

Largest city in Ontario,

Supporting women who face violent abuse.

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Elena Dec 2012 © All rights reserved

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“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” Charity, (USA) give men the opportunity to raise awareness in their community, about the serious causes and effects of sexualised violence. It also helps improve gender relationships. The photos were taken late this year, 2012...... Well done, guys.

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

How very cool! Wonderful limerick with an important message. Well done my friend, and have a wonderful weekend.


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JayeWisdom 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

Wonderful! One of the most interesting aspects of the first photo is that the group of men marching in high heels includes men young and old, as well as men in business suits and others in casual garb. This indicates insight and support for abused women among a broad spectrum of the male gender in Ontario. Their method of showing support is guaranteed to get attention for this topic, which is badly needed.

A couple of the men in the second photo appear to be having a bit of trouble keeping their balance in the unaccustomed footwear! Note the tummy out and leaning-backward posture. I salute them for their willingness to take part in this show of support.

Excellent hub. Voted Up+++

Jaye


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James-wolve 4 years ago from Morocco

Well done Lady E.It is very nice and chivalrous of men to walk in high heels supporting women who are victims of men s chauvinism.It is really so sad to see in the street sometimes women with one eye swollen shut, cracked lip, ear like a small catcher’s mitt. Something must be done to protect them.Hotlines are not enough .I think Goverments should TAKE TOUGH MEASURES against domestic violence and the women abusers in general.My mother wasnt safe from that.It was hard for us to see her beaten so hard when we were kids.Now they have been divorced since 2003.


Ghaelach 4 years ago

Hi Elena.

Great Limerick and the lads have done well walking in those high heels to support the ladies.

LOL Ghaelach


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Ryem 4 years ago from Maryland

This is a great limerick and you're shedding light on a very serious subject. Well done. Voted up


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is soo great. I love it. The message is clear and the men absolute dears. Maybe it will catch on here? Pushed all the buttons..


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@billybuc Thanks for your support Bill. I'm glad you stopped by. Have a good weekend too.

@JayeWisdom - I like your observation. Now they know what it takes to wear high heels. :-) On a serious note, it's nice to see so many men from different walks of life getting involved. We hope it makes a significant impact. Thanks for voting up.


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

Men flock together and all for a good cause. Voting up! I wonder how many alpha-males would be caught wearing heels.. lol


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@James Wolve - Thanks James. Sorry, to hear about your mum. Many women get killed in the process. I'm glad your mum is safe now. Only this week a very famous actor in Nigeria beat his pregnant wife to death. The sad thing about Africa, is that there are no hotlines and if a wife is beaten and the hubby is a rich man, some dim parents, send her back to the man. (for obvious reasons) As you noted, I also hope Govt take tough measures. They are doing their best.

We have had cases in UK where ex-boyfriends stalk girl friends and then assault or kill them. However, a few days ago - Stalking has now been defined as a Criminal Offence in UK. So, that will help reduce some of these issues.

Take care of U and Mum. :-)


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@Ghaelach Thanks for your support. They certainly have done well. Not one of them fell over. :-) Enjoy the weekend.

@Ryem - Thanks for your support. I'm glad you stopped by. Best Wishes.

@LoveDoctor - Cheers.... Not football this time. This one is for the ladies. Thanks for voting up. :-)


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@always exploring - Hello Ruby. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for voting up. Enjoy the weekend. xx


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James-wolve 4 years ago from Morocco

Thanks so much.Now in this moment she is bedridden.She has been sick for almost a month.She is old.I need your prayer.

I am glad to hear that your Gov has taken tough measures against it.Classifying stalking as a Criminal Offence is a great courageous step.In Africa unfortunately male is still dominating social and political life.It still needs much work to be done.

Anyway,our hope is on the forthcoming generations to change norms , mentalities and behaviors.


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MsDora 4 years ago from The Caribbean

A funny pull leading to a serious topic. Love the posture of the man with his hands in his pocket. Good job! Both you, Lady E and the men in the photo.


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

Although they look strange in high heels they are some thoughtful men who care about women's safety.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Good one. Posted a copy on Imkarn's So Shoe group on FB.


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Pennypines 4 years ago from Mariposa, California, U.S.A.

Great! Thanks for the good word. But don't twist your ankles.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Hoot, Holler, Hooray! Men need learn to 'heel' - i couldn't agree more! Love that it's in O, (so accepting) Canada...

Ps..look at their lovely calves...haha...

Hope you posted this in 'so shoe us' Elena!

sharing with the hub-munity...


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia

I absolutely loved this, your limerick was a perfect way to highlight such a great cause


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@James Wolve I pray that God restores her health and keeps her strong. Also, that you will be able to do your best for her, to make her happy and comfortable. At this time of our lives, we get so protective over our parents and worry a bit.

It shall be well..... Insha Allah.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@MsDora - Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I noted that man too. He seems quite confident in his heels. :-)

@Flashmakeit - Totally agree. It was very thoughtful of them. Thanks. Good to see you.

@MHatter - Thanks. I appreciate you posting it in "Shoe Us". Best Wishes.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@PennyPines - Thanks Penny. I'll be careful with my ankles and will pass the message on to the guys too.

@Imkarn23 - Lol Leslie, you just made me take another look at their calves. Toned..... :-) MHatter has kindly posted it in "Shoe us". Thanks for sharing too.

@NightHag - Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it and appreciate you stopping by. Best Wishes.


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James-wolve 4 years ago from Morocco

Thanks so much Lady E, Insha Allah :).Honestly,I am very attached to her .We shared many things together,sweet memories,secrets,pain but hey I am not momma's boy:) lol Just a good boy,that s all:).I have phobia of losing her at any moment.It really eats me inside.Last year she was in good health but this years she is most of the time sick.

Anyway,thanks again for caring.I hope you had a good weekend.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I didn't know what to expect with this title, but I am glad to see it is such a wonderful read. I applaud the cause and the message it sends out to the world.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Brilliant I loved this one and vote up.

Eddy.


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Excellent limerick spotlighting an important cause.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@Teaches12345 Hello Dianne - I am glad you enjoyed it. Thanks and Best Wishes.

@Eiddwen - Good to know you enjoyed it, Eddy. I'm glad you stopped by. Thanks

@ShiningIrishEyes - Thanks for the support. Best wishes.


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ahorseback 4 years ago

Funnnny ! As IMKarn above states so elequently "men need to learn to heel " is she funny or what , One thing about your hubs Lady is that I usually get to hit allll of the buttons , I only pushed" funny ' for those guys ? , as to violence against women , it is perpetrated by only the most cowardly of men ! No excuse whatsoever for it ! I watched this as a child and if a man knew what it did to his wifes inner beauty and to the childs heart and soul .......well there is just no excuse ! Awesome words from our friend ....as usual !....Ed


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@horseback

Thanks Ed. Leslie dosen't miss a thing. :-) Sorry, you saw it as a child. It's nice that so much awareness is being raisied about it these days.

Thanks for pressing all the buttons too. Best Wishes.


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Good limerick and a good cause as well.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Xstatic - I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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acaetnna 3 years ago from Guildford

Oh what fun -brilliant!!


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Lady_E 3 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Acaetnna. :-)


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James-wolve 3 years ago from Morocco

Hey Elena how are you?long time no see


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Lady_E 3 years ago from London, UK Author

Hello James

Sorry, I still don't come on longer on HP. Are you on Facebook?

Have a good week, E


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James-wolve 3 years ago from Morocco

yes I am.I ll send you message to let you know.

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