While confined in a plane recently, I watched “Battle of the Sexes.” The movie begins with “Women’s libber” Billie Jean King and other top female tennis players parting ways with the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association over prize money disparity compared to male players.
Meanwhile, retired male tennis player, Bobby Riggs, cooks up a scheme that will make him relevant again and allow him to cash-in on the female empowerment movement.
King was at first reluctant but eventually relented and agreed to participate in a match with Bobby that gave TV the biggest event since the Apollo 11 moon landing and also put the ball in play to get fair compensation for female athletes.
Today, female athletes are unwillingly going up against men who are pretending to be women and - no surprise - the franken-females are winning!
Over the last few years, we’ve chronicled many stories about this inherent unfairness, and it’s only getting worse as even youth sports leagues affirm that it’s no longer what you are biologically, but rather, how you feel mentally.
But the question remains, where are the Billie Jean Kings of today?