Ahead of Mother’s Day this month, several male students participated in a school event in China where they raced in high heels to get a small taste of what it’s like to be a woman.
According to South China Morning Post, the difficult high heel race was held by students from the Wuhan Institute of Technology in the Hubei Province. The university even ordered specialized shoes to accommodate males who have larger shoe sizes.
The event was aimed to let the students, largely males and some females, to experience a bit of the hard work that their mothers and women go through.
“Experiencing the pain first hand is more much profound than numerous lessons about theories. A mother’s love is truly powerful,” said an instructor of the school, Liu Shuyuan.
Other activities that acknowledged a pregnant woman’s daily difficulties were also part of the event. Some students carried each other on their backs while walking barefoot on a massage board to help them understand the hardships of mothers carrying their children.
Meanwhile, another activity required two students to stand in front of each other while balancing a ball using their stomachs, all while standing on a choppy massage board to imitate the discomfort a pregnant woman feels when cramping and carrying a child in her womb.