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Billie Jean King Says She's Upset With Women Who Voted Trump

King, who led the fight for equal pay for women in tennis, also says that there is more misogyny now than when she defeated Bobby Riggs in the famous "Battle of the Sexes" match in 1973

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    NEW YORK, NY - SEPT.9: Emma Stone and Billie Jean King attend The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Hosts an Official Academy Screening of THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES at MOMA on Sept. 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences )

    Tennis icon Billie Jean King says she is upset with the many white women who voted for Donald Trump, saying they "really don't like themselves."

    King, who led the fight for equal pay for women in tennis, also says that there is more misogyny now than when she defeated Bobby Riggs in the famous "Battle of the Sexes" match in 1973, the subject of the new movie starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell.

    In an interview, King, who has also fought for LGBT rights, expressed the hope that the movie inspires a new generation to fight for freedom and equality.

    In November, 53 percent of white women voted for Trump over Hillary Clinton, exit polls showed.

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