I’ve been playing tennis since I was five years old. As a young girl playing in the 90s, I was still subjected to a rigid dress code that dictated that we played in skirts or dresses.
Considering my own personal context, Battle of the Sexes was always going to resonate with me as both a player and a woman.
I was ready for the rampant 1970s sexism and the ways in which things have and haven't changed for women. What I didn’t expect was the film's strong, albeit accidental, correlation to the marriage equality survey that is currently dominating the Australian social and media landscapes.