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(CNN)   On the 50th anniversary of being the first woman to officially run in the Boston Marathon, Kathrine Switzer will run it one more time at the age of 70   ( cnn.com) divider line
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2017-04-17 07:55:10 AM  
But in those days women rarely participated in professional or competitive sports. Even her coach at Syracuse -- where Switzer trained with the men's cross-country team -- told her the distance was too long for "fragile women."

And when the original humans traveled thousands upon thousands of miles in the pursuit of food and shelter, how do you suppose they got there?

The answer, of course, according to the men's rights forums, is that the had to literally be dragged along, literally kicking and literally screaming.  "I do not want to run long distances, I am too fragile!", the original women said, in perfect modern English.  But the men knew they had to cross that landbridge before the ice age was over, because they wanted to eat those mammoths, man, and no woman was gonna stop 'em from consuming their destiny.

I'll be writing more about this in my upcoming e-Book, Women Are Stoopid II: The Stoopidening.
 
2017-04-17 09:27:59 AM  
Props to subby for not making the "she was the first woman to run Boston" mistake. (It was Bobbi Gibb, but she wasn't registered and bibbed.)
 
2017-04-17 09:44:52 AM  
 
2017-04-17 10:00:01 AM  
It's wicked warm out there today, can't imagine it's going to be fun for 95% of the runners. Those assholes at the front run so fast it's like they have their own AC going, they'll be fine.
 
2017-04-17 10:07:00 AM  

Mike_LowELL: But in those days women rarely participated in professional or competitive sports. Even her coach at Syracuse -- where Switzer trained with the men's cross-country team -- told her the distance was too long for "fragile women."

And when the original humans traveled thousands upon thousands of miles in the pursuit of food and shelter, how do you suppose they got there?

The answer, of course, according to the men's rights forums, is that the had to literally be dragged along, literally kicking and literally screaming.  "I do not want to run long distances, I am too fragile!", the original women said, in perfect modern English.  But the men knew they had to cross that landbridge before the ice age was over, because they wanted to eat those mammoths, man, and no woman was gonna stop 'em from consuming their destiny.

I'll be writing more about this in my upcoming e-Book, Women Are Stoopid II: The Stoopidening.


It was a well know fact that if women ran farther than an 880 (800 meters for you kids) or dribbled past half court their uteruses would fall out. Really.
 
2017-04-17 11:12:31 AM  
Saw the story on ESPN.  It was cold and rainy that day, so she wore a hoodie.  Said if it has been warm and sunny, she wouldn't have gotten away with it.

During the race, hoodie came off and that is when everyone knew.  Officials tried to yank her from the race but the other runner fought them off for her.  She finished in a time of 4:20.
 
2017-04-17 11:53:19 AM  

Cheron: Mike_LowELL: But in those days women rarely participated in professional or competitive sports. Even her coach at Syracuse -- where Switzer trained with the men's cross-country team -- told her the distance was too long for "fragile women."

And when the original humans traveled thousands upon thousands of miles in the pursuit of food and shelter, how do you suppose they got there?

The answer, of course, according to the men's rights forums, is that the had to literally be dragged along, literally kicking and literally screaming.  "I do not want to run long distances, I am too fragile!", the original women said, in perfect modern English.  But the men knew they had to cross that landbridge before the ice age was over, because they wanted to eat those mammoths, man, and no woman was gonna stop 'em from consuming their destiny.

I'll be writing more about this in my upcoming e-Book, Women Are Stoopid II: The Stoopidening.

It was a well know fact that if women ran farther than an 880 (800 meters for you kids) or dribbled past half court their uteruses would fall out. Really.


My new book is going to be called "Girls Go to Joopiter to Get More Stoopiter".
 
2017-04-17 12:37:21 PM  
I don't think she should, old people are too fragile.

/s
 
2017-04-17 01:30:47 PM  
I saw the photograph this morning on the news.  The one where a race official was trying to physically DRAG her off the course and rip her number off, because he didn't believe women should be allowed to race.

Not that I exactly wish to invoke Trump here, but a question we all must ask ourselves is, "Was THIS when America was great?"
 
2017-04-17 02:04:10 PM  

durbnpoisn: I saw the photograph this morning on the news.  The one where a race official was trying to physically DRAG her off the course and rip her number off, because he didn't believe women should be allowed to race.

Not that I exactly wish to invoke Trump here, but a question we all must ask ourselves is, "Was THIS when America was great?"


Jock Semple, the race official in question, is generally remembered as an ass.
But it's worth noting that according to Switzer's own autobiography (Marathon Woman) he did not represent the general sentiment of the guys there. They were surprised to see a woman, yes, but most were welcoming. Before the race they kept coming up to shake hands. Some wanted their picture taken with her. And when she was recruited for the track team at the small southern college she attended before transferring to Syracuse, the guys just said, "Hi, Kathy" and went on training. This was a small college in the South in the early 1960s. No harrassment, no snubs.
 
2017-04-17 04:04:40 PM  

durbnpoisn: I saw the photograph this morning on the news.  The one where a race official was trying to physically DRAG her off the course and rip her number off, because he didn't believe women should be allowed to race.

Not that I exactly wish to invoke Trump here, but a question we all must ask ourselves is, "Was THIS when America was great?"


No, America was great when the greatest generation was making sure little kids didn't go to school with kids of the wrong color.
 
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