sarahspy:
Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon:

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

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1967, people! Only 45 years ago.
Sometimes when I think about how far we’ve come in terms of equality (and how far we should be already), I’m reminded how people were faced with inequality in a relatively short span of time from the present.

sarahspy:

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon:

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

(via, via)

1967, people! Only 45 years ago.

Sometimes when I think about how far we’ve come in terms of equality (and how far we should be already), I’m reminded how people were faced with inequality in a relatively short span of time from the present.

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