John McEnroe was challenged by NPR reporter Lulu Garcia-Navarro to amend his comments about Serena Williams in his new book in which he rates her as the best women's player of all time. Lulu suggested he should not call her the best "women's" player but simply the best player of all time.
McEnroe was taken aback and explained that the men's and women's tours were very different and that Serena would be around 700th on in the men's game. To McEnroe this was a simple statement of fact: to the media it was a cause for outrage.
When did equality become confused with a denial of difference?
Christina Hoff-Sommers, "The Factual Feminist", tries to bring some common sense to the debate in her latest video.