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Video Pick: How Title IX Impacted the 20th Century’s Greatest Female Athlete

By Women's Voices For Change
Back in the bad old days, as Perry Barber's post on Title IX notes, girls and women were assumed to be too frail for (or uninterested in) strenuous sports. Long-distance running? "Very questionable . . . an arduous sport would give you big legs, a mustache, hair on your chest, and your uterus would fall out," Kathrine Switzer, who dared to enter the all-male Boston Marathon in 1969, declares scornfully.
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