It depends on how you look at it, how you define strength. I do see how you can see it as strength. The reason I see it as weakness is because she doesn't have the strength of character to earn that money so she'll abuse the institution of marriage - one based on love - and pervert it to use it to take someone else's money instead of having the character and the work ethic to earn it herself. That marriage would be fraudulent. Where someone else might see it as she's brave enough to commit fraud, I see her as so weak as to resort to it. It's a weakness of character. Alright Rove. Sometimes it's hard to interpret the spirit in which something is said on the internet. To me it came across as contempt for women who decide to have children and raise them, as if there's something wrong with valuing raising a family more than having a career. In the situation of a woman in Sue Ellen's position, she spends her life raising her children and donating money to poor people instead of choosing to make more money. Since her husband is already doing that, she's doing those other things so that together they're making money, donating it to poor people and having a family instead of both of them just making money. I see that as having a more well wounded perspective on life. One of them doesn't have the time or the ability to do all those things, so the man and woman each use their own unique abilities to complement the abilities the other.