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We've Come A Long Way, Baby


Friday, July 12, 2013

Here is the story of the first woman to run in the Marathon. It was only 40 years ago and look at the nonsense and unabashed anger she drew.



Unless a woman is competing against a man in lifting 300 lbs., a level playing field will show that she's just as capable. Sports do not turn women into freaks, despite what the angry men had to say. I mean, just look at this clip and really think about what she went through and how women are now running in every race. We have Kathrine to thank.



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Your investigative reporter~Jessica

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BROOKLYN_BORN 7/19/2013 3:56PM

    Isn't it interesting that in mens' sports where size and weight make a difference in the outcome, the MEN divide up into different divisions - I'm thinking boxing and wrestling.
In certain sports size does matter and men come in different sizes so they adjust for the difference.
Yet when the difference in size is because of gender, they have complaints about different divisions.
That "history" of 40 years ago is my life. We should never forget it.

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SHARON10002 7/17/2013 11:15PM

    Thank you for sharing that amazing story. Remember the tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billy Jean King?

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/14/2013 8:55PM

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ELORACGO 7/14/2013 7:48PM

    Thanks for sharing this amazing story.

Katerine, my hats off to you!

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PATRICIAANN46 7/13/2013 6:27PM

  We keep hoping for total equality.............maybe someday!!! emoticon

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PATTYSPENCER 7/13/2013 6:04PM

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We have come a long way and will continue to forge ahead!!

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MICKEYH 7/12/2013 10:49PM

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68ANNE 7/12/2013 8:20PM

    One strong woman

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PURPLESPEDCOW 7/12/2013 7:51PM

    thanks for the info

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1CRAZYDOG 7/12/2013 5:09PM

    Thanks for that information! Women typically have to work twice as hard to get recognition then men, be twice as good. UGH

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1BEACHWALKER 7/12/2013 4:39PM

    Very heroic woman! Glad she hung in there and did it despite the rudeness and stupidity of others! emoticon emoticon

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IAMAGEMLOVER 7/12/2013 4:32PM

    We've come along way---too bad men haven't.

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