skin & b.ones

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Katherine Switzer- first registered woman to run in the Boston Marathon.  The official J. Semple tried to take her numbers and forcibly remove her from the race. Her boyfriend and nearby male participants tried to shield her until she reached the finish line. *snaps* those are some allies. this all took place five years before women were legally/officially allowed to participate in the marathon. it’s awesome to see not only her asserting her equality, but members of the privileged group helping her make that assertion. :) Run Katherine, Run!

Katherine Switzer- first registered woman to run in the Boston Marathon. ┬áThe official J. Semple tried to take her numbers and forcibly remove her from the race. Her boyfriend and nearby male participants tried to shield her until she reached the finish line. *snaps* those are some allies. this all took place five years before women were legally/officially allowed to participate in the marathon. it’s awesome to see not only her asserting her equality, but members of the privileged group helping her make that assertion. :) Run Katherine, Run!

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