In 1967, Kathrine Switzer entered the Boston Marathon - against the no-women-allowed rules - and changed the event forever.
Reader Cassie wrote in to show off her usage of various Rejected Princesses in a great collage she made for Women's History Month.
Once the announcement was made public, four other women applied for officiating jobs that afternoon.
“To disrespect a woman in this culture means to harm the society. Daughters are often more wanted than boys, and a family with just sons is considered to be miserable, because only daughters can assure the continuity of a clan.”
Photographer Kate T. Parker has been documenting her girls' childhood so they can remember how fierce they were, and the results are stunning.