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Tennis, Women and Equality
Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2013 | Mona Charen

Posted on 09/24/2013 5:44:03 AM PDT by Kaslin

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1 posted on 09/24/2013 5:44:03 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

What about all the other victories women have won in the “Battles of the Sexes?” Aren’t those victories important? Why do they keep having to go back to that one match 40 years ago? /sarc


2 posted on 09/24/2013 5:51:52 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

“Equal pay” for “equal work”? Then, why do women only play 2 out of 3 Sets?


3 posted on 09/24/2013 6:10:17 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Billie Jean King, shortly thereafter, proudly and publicly announced that she’d had an abortion, thus endearing her to feminists forever. Sarc/off


4 posted on 09/24/2013 6:10:34 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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plus, bjk was allowed to use the doubles alleys, whereas rigs wasnt.....


5 posted on 09/24/2013 6:14:52 AM PDT by raygunfan
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To: Cowboy Bob

“What about all the other victories women have won in the “Battles of the Sexes?” Aren’t those victories important? Why do they keep having to go back to that one match 40 years ago? /sarc”

I didnt realize that there were a number of different “battles of the sexes in tennis and the women handily lost all of them except for King who was 26 years younger than Riggs. There is also a suspicion that Riggs lost on purpose to pay off gambling debts.


6 posted on 09/24/2013 6:17:34 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

The only other “Battle of the Sexes” was some sort of female karate Black Belt vs. a male boxer (I believe). The woman, IIRC was the world champion Black Belt. The boxer was some shlub. Well, the match began. The man walked over, picked up the woman, and placed here outside the ring (thereby winning). All the while, the woman was flailing around, trying to hit the guy. I saw it broadcast on TV. The whole “battle” took about 10-15 seconds.


7 posted on 09/24/2013 6:22:33 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Kaslin

The media completely blocked out all discussion of last year being the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers bombing the Pentagon.


8 posted on 09/24/2013 6:25:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Kaslin; GOPsterinMA; campaignPete R-CT; Perdogg; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale

I think it’s likely Riggs threw the match or least didn’t give it his all.

Even if he didn’t threw it that brings up a better point, a good male player who was 20 years younger than Riggs would have badly kicked her butt. It was a stunt designed for her victory.


9 posted on 09/24/2013 6:33:37 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Billie Jean King, shortly thereafter, proudly and publicly announced that she’d had an abortion, thus endearing her to feminists forever. Sarc/off

The most shocking thing was that some guy thought her attractive enough to be able to make the baby in the first place.

10 posted on 09/24/2013 6:36:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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” The whole “battle” took about 10-15 seconds.”

The old battles of the sexes were nothing compared to the experiment we are currently doing with our military. These will be life and death on the battlefield. From past “battles” we can predict the women are going to be slaughtered, all in the name of political correctness.


11 posted on 09/24/2013 6:37:04 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Kaslin

Today’s women tennis players and the game they bring are very much better than what was going on 40 years ago. The best womens tennis in those days wasn’t worth walking across the street to watch.


12 posted on 09/24/2013 6:55:10 AM PDT by varmintman
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Mona should stick to bashing Dems. Serena's routine has a faster serve than Nadal. As if the speed of a serve is the measure of it. Placement, spin, angle are all important, that is why Nadal can defeat faster serving Men.

The amazing thing overall is that women can come close to matching mens world records in different venues even though they are physically different!

13 posted on 09/24/2013 7:00:07 AM PDT by Theoria
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"plus, bjk was allowed to use the doubles alleys, whereas rigs wasnt....."

BZZZZT. Not. (Where do these myths get started....)

14 posted on 09/24/2013 7:00:20 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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Horny Men everywhere rejoice in Women's "liberation", where they have casual sex freely, and abort the babies, so men can have a good time with NO RESPONSIBILITY for their actions, whatsoever....

Is this a great country, or what????

15 posted on 09/24/2013 7:09:15 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Impy; Kaslin; GOPsterinMA; campaignPete R-CT; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale

Riggs had defeated the #1 female tennis player in the world (Margaret Court) a few months before ....


16 posted on 09/24/2013 7:15:01 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what ma kes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Cowboy Bob
I remember a discussion I had with a female co-worker on the assembly line where I worked at the time. She was wailing that BJK was sure to be defeated and it would mean a setback for women everywhere.

Further, I pointed out that BJK had the advantage in age alone and Riggs smash-mouthed talking was merely to garner publicity which would mean more dollars in both of their pockets.

I even bet my co-worker $20 that BJK would win. She refused to take the bet because it would be betting against her own kind. But she was absolutely sure that Riggs would win because men had some magical reach ability in a sport which didn't involve muscular strength.

17 posted on 09/24/2013 7:39:16 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
Riggs had defeated the #1 female tennis player in the world (Margaret Court) a few months before

That's new to me but it's true -- Mother's Day 1973 in San Diego.

Was this match ever publicized or televised???

18 posted on 09/24/2013 7:54:49 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: safeasthebanks

http://www.answers.com/mt/billy-jean-king

What were the rules of play at the Bobby Riggs vs Billy Jean King tennis match?

Riggs got one serve -— King got two.
Riggs hit to the singles court -— King hit to the doubles court.


19 posted on 09/24/2013 8:13:19 AM PDT by raygunfan
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plus, i watched the match as a 14 year old and remember thinking how unfair it was that bjk got to use the whole court and b.r. didnt....


20 posted on 09/24/2013 8:14:06 AM PDT by raygunfan
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