I'm not an extremist on either side. I feel like I'm being swept by the tide. I think it's terribly important for women to have equal rights in the workplace. But at the same time, I really do believe that women need to be women, and do what women do—in nurturing, and taking care of the home. But in terms of being able to take care of herself and not be at the mercy of a man who can treat her badly...I don't know if being Jewish has anything to do with that, but being a woman lets me say, "Wait a minute, there's something wrong with this picture. Women should not be treated like that." It's a balancing act between being a mother and a wife, and standing up and saying, you know, women need to be treated with respect and kindness. We can give a lot if we're partners. We can give a lot if we're men and women working together. The best marriages are partnerships. The best partnerships are between equals.
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