Emma Stone

Men, let's not pat ourselves on the back for how far we've come on respecting women

Men, let's not pat ourselves on the back for how far we've come on respecting women

We were such idiots then.

That realization is, if you are a guy, an unavoidable hazard of seeing the new movie, "Battle of the Sexes." The film, in which Emma Stone and Steve Carell recreate the 1973 tennis face-off between "women's libber" Billie Jean King and "male chauvinist pig" Bobby Riggs is, for those of us who lived through that era, a rocket blast to a past that now feels as alien as the surface of Mars.

The men in the tennis establishment use terms like "little ladies" and "gals" as they casually demean one of the greatest players of that era, and you cringe because while it grates your ears now, you remember how...

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