Cameroonian Men March Against Boko High-Heeled Shoes

Ladies and gentlemen of the bar, meet the African male womanists of the 21st Century:

In an attempt to bring to the forefront of public consciousness the plight of the 270 Nigerian Chibok Schoolgirls abducted by the extremist Boko Haram sect some two months ago, and as part of activities to mark this year’s Father’s Day in Cameroon, men from all tribes and backgrounds would converge on Bamenda city on Saturday July 5, 2014, to walk on women’s high heel shoes for a distance of 1.2km, an equivalent of a mile, in protest against the physical, psychological, and mental torture being meted on the captured female students, and an urgent call to action by the international community.

The ‘Men in Women’s High Heel Shoes’ protest march called for by A Common Future,* a leading Bamenda-based organization working with men and boys to end violence against women, will act like a booster to the efforts already being undertaken on its side by the Cameroon government and elite forces to discourage the sect from using Cameroon soil as a hideout.

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*Their slogan is "Men of quality do not fear equality"


  1. " Men of quality do not fear equality"

    Love the slogan and the men who are standing up against Boko Harams evil.

  2. Now that's what I'm talking about.

  3. Leo Princess6/29/14, 7:25 PM

    Awesome, gentlemen! Also glad to see that the Cameroonian government is sending a clear message that they are no country for Boko Haram. Man, the thought of those poor girls, and the others they've taken since, being at their mercy both depresses and enrages me.

  4. One of the most wonderful things I've ever seen. *tears*

  5. Everything this stands for is what brings about equality. To see these men stand up for their daughters and other girls they do not know makes me happy. Especially considering how male driven most African cultures are, I am happy to see this.

  6. I am probably being redundant especially since some posters have made this observation at Africa being a paternalistic culture. But this is special that these men would break the status quo in order to make a statement about this horrendous crisis. It is very touching. Bless them.

  7. It is good that these brave men are standing up to the bullies of this terrorist group. Showing that they love these girls.

  8. applause, women and girls will never be safe until men take a stand against violence, this is a step in the right direction


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