In 1967, Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to enter the Boston Marathon as an official participant. She didn’t get very far through the race, before she was attacked physically by the race organiser, Jock Semple. She tells the story here:
If you’re tired of much that passes for feminism in the blogosphere – you know, identity politics, endless banging on incoherently about privilege, elevatorgate, banalities about sexual epithets, worries about the trolley problem, etc, etc, – then have a listen to this interview with Switzer (starting about 45 minutes in). Even if you’re not interested in sport, it is kind of inspirational if you’re interested in the history of feminism.
Seriously, listen to it – it’s a very cool story.