The women’s marathon wasn’t added to the Olympics until 1984—88 years after the men’s.
This information is important for more than historical reference. Our girls need this knowledge in order to make sense of the current world we live in. They see more male athletes on TV and hear us talking about men getting paid more. They see more men than women in charge almost everywhere they look. But yet we tell our girls they can “do anything” and girls are “just as good as the boys.”
These messages often don’t line up with their real world experience.
Girls need context.
Why aren’t we gathered around the TV watching women play “the big game” on Thanksgiving Day? Because men are better athletes? Or because historically women have been sidelined and not allowed to play or enter the race?
Let’s educate our girls. Let’s embrace our history as the original underdogs. Let’s celebrate the women who’ve paved our way.
This old-school tee takes us back to the ‘80s with it’s red ringer collar and vintage inspired typography. So soft you won’t want to take it off. Shirt reads: “’84 The First Olympic Year Women Could Run the Marathon.”
Details: Breathable and cool, short sleeve. Vintage Jersey. 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester.
Colors: White and Red
Sizing: Unisex Youth Sizing. Please view sizing chart carefully.
Model Evi, 10, wears a youth medium as she soaks up the sun on a family hike in Oregon. When not dancing or making plays with her friends, Evi can be found loving on her favorite pup, Otis.
A portion of proceeds from this collection will be donated to Girls on the Run – a life-changing program for 8- to 13-year-old girls that promotes girl empowerment by teaching life skills through lessons and running.