Exhibit: Women Who Dared
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Ruth Rothstein
Public Health Leader

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What Else She Said

I was already more enlightened than most women. The impact of [the women's movement] was that I was able to put into focus the things I was already doing and thinking. I was already enlightened; I was already there."

"The one positive thing, if the women's movement did anything, it enabled women to have options. It enabled them to decide if they wanted to stay home or go to work. It enabled them to decide if they wanted to be a doctor or lawyer, because you could do that. The fact of the matter is, 60% of the lawyers are women. Over 50% of doctors are women. So the world has changed. There are options. My thing is to take those options and weigh them, and you do whatever you want to do. But you decide that, nobody decides it for you.


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For a bibliography: Jewish Women's Archive. "Jewish Women's Archive - Women Who Dared - Ruth Rothstein on WOMEN'S MOVEMENT." <http://jwa.org/exhibits/wwd/jsp/fullAnswer.jsp>.

For a footnote: Jewish Women's Archive, "Jewish Women's Archive - Women Who Dared - Ruth Rothstein on WOMEN'S MOVEMENT," <http://jwa.org/exhibits/wwd/jsp/fullAnswer.jsp>.