Actress Cate Blanchett says women are facing a tough time today and they need to stick together.
In an interview with Glamour magazine, the 48-year-old actress says as a mother she feels even more responsible to raise her children such that they grow up respecting women.
We're all female humans," says Blanchett.
"I think women are in a very challenging place at the moment. And the challenge is to band together no matter what your socioeconomic standing is.
The Carol actress, who recently adopted a girl child, says now it is a daily reminder that she has to lead by example.
"I've felt that way raising sons too. Because as a mother of sons you have a responsibility to instill in them the need to respect and the benefits of respecting women. That hasn't changed," she says.