WATCH: Tennis Legend Billie Jean King on Winning in the #MeToo Era
Legendary figure and feminist Billie Jean King shared some of her memories of the women’s tennis movement on Tuesday, as the #MeToo movement took over social media.
There will be no let-up – We will keep on fighting. pic.twitter.com/GFH0hHrHJ9 — Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) November 7, 2017
By reporting about the sexual misconduct of men, many women feel empowered to tell their stories. Following allegations against Hollywood studio head Harvey Weinstein, women banded together online to tell of sexual harassment and abuse.
“I believe they’re giving each other courage,” King said about the movement on MSNBC.
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Last year, King, along with friends of her late friend, Long Island native Patricia Lee, created the 9, which takes its name from the number of players who had played, lost in the World Championships of Women’s Tennis. King said Tuesday that they are the “ladies who walked this earth the way we did. There’s no reason to want to disregard us.”
“We’re the personification of what it means to be a woman,” she said.
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