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The Women Who Are Running To Protest Trump Are Tapping Into History, Huffington Post

There is a long tradition of women running as a form of protest. By Erin Schumaker In the wake of President Donald Trump’s electoral victory, Alison DĂ©sir, the founder of a community running organization in New York City called Harlem Run, turned her frustration into political action. DĂ©sir’s remedy: a four-woman, 240-mile relay, beginning in Harlem, New…Read More

Kathrine Switzer Marathon Photo, by Christina Huffington – The Huffington Post

In 1967, a runner named Kathrine Switzer entered the all-male Boston Marathon under the name “K.V. Switzer,” making her the first registered woman to run the race. Switzer was attacked during the race by a marathon official, a picture of which Reddit user Sir_ImP posted today. Despite the harassment, Switzer finished the race, and five years later women were…Read More

Women’s History Month and God’s Call, by Rev. Michelle Torigian – Huff Post Religion

To usher in Women’s History Month, I watched the PBS program Makers: Women Who Make America. I consider myself a feminist, yet I realize that I am still learning many details about women’s history. I never knew about Kathrine Switzer, the first female runner in the Boston Marathon. I never realized newspapers would segregate their “Help Wanted” lists: one…Read More