"Even in the Olympics, women were not allowed to run more than a half-mile lest, it was believed, they would risk their femininity and reproductive health. The most alarmist officials warned that a woman who ran a more ambitious distance might cause her uterus to fall out."
No kidding, direct quote from the story. "Well, that was so long ago," you might be saying. "They didn't even have catchy headlines back then, what was it turn of the century, the teens, hmm? Clearly no one understood anatomy or medicine, the twenties perhaps?" No, the year was, wait for it, this will blow your mind - 1961! Yes, the same year JFK challenged the nation to go to the moon with science, people still feared a woman's uterus could just pop out. It never ceases to amaze, the lengths people will go to justify discrimination.