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      Valley men strut in high heels to walk a mile in her shoes

      Men strutting in high heels.

      This to walk a mile in her shoes.

      It was an event at South Texas College aimed at promoting domestic violence awareness month.

      A few trips and falls are a small price to pay for Mario Moreno.

      It was just a few years ago that Moreno said he was the aggressor in a relationship.

      "I've changed a lot so people can change," he said.

      Moreno says the pain these heels are causing is nothing compared to the years of abuse others have suffered.

      "I was in an abusive relationship for about four years, so it's like now I'm in a new relationship, and it's going well and I guess school taught me a lot of how to cope with my anger," he said.

      Moreno said he's reformed and now using Jujitsu to cope with his anger and wants men out there to know a real man doesn't hit.

      Domestic violence is a problem across the country.

      Trinidad Gonzalez, an organizer of the event and a history teacher at South Texas College said it's important to get men involved in domestic violence awareness events as an outlet for the woman to show their support.

      "Hopefully we'll get more people in the community who will see this event, think about it and either report abuse or if they're victims of abuse come forward," said Gonzalez.