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Battle of the Sexes 

The Women's Liberation Movement sweeps the country in the 70's. Women gain an improved empowerment with the Equal Rights Amendment. And a sexual revolution changes women's roles in sexual freedom's, birth control and relationships.
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Episode credited cast:
David Allyn ... Himself - Author, 'Make Love, Not War'
Michelle Ashford ... Herself - Exec. Producer, 'Masters of Sex'
Ana Azcuy Ana Azcuy ... Herself - WTVJ, Miami (archive footage)
Beth Bailey Beth Bailey ... Herself - Author, 'Sex in the Heartland'
David Brinkley ... Himself - NBC News (archive footage)
Douglas Brinkley ... Himself - Historian (as Doug Brinkley)
Susan Brownmiller ... Herself - Journalist and Activist
Anatole Broyard Anatole Broyard ... Himself - New York Times (archive footage)
Anita Bryant Anita Bryant ... Herself - Founder, Save Our Children (archive footage)
William F. Buckley ... Himself - Host (archive footage)
Johnny Carson ... Himself - The Tonight Show (archive footage)
Dick Cavett ... Himself - Host, 'The Dick Cavett Show' (archive footage)
Jacqueline Ceballos Jacqueline Ceballos ... Herself - President, New York Chapter of N.O.W. (archive footage)
John Chancellor ... Himself - NBC News (archive footage)
Sylvia Chase Sylvia Chase ... Herself - ABC News (archive footage)
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The Women's Liberation Movement sweeps the country in the 70's. Women gain an improved empowerment with the Equal Rights Amendment. And a sexual revolution changes women's roles in sexual freedom's, birth control and relationships.

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23 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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Love is a battlefield
11 March 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

'Battle of the Sexes' opens with women's lib, but it's really all over the road, moving into homosexuality, Roe v Wade and pornography. As an episode, it's another eye-opener because there really was a seismic shift in the culture at that time; and the factions on either side were out for blood. I was kinda surprised to hear the same moralizing and family crisis doomsaying we hear today (politics never changes, I guess).

I think the best thing this episode does is to crystallize the women's rights battle around the tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Nothing drives home a point like a sports metaphor.

7/10


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