Yeshiva University's Rabbi Mordechai Willig held a Q & A session at Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh in Jerusalem recently, and the audio was allegedly briefly posted on Yeshiva University's Torah website, but was quickly taken down. Willig talks about women's roles in Judaism, same sex couples, transgendered people seeking to be treated as people of their new gender by Orthodox synagogues, evolution (disparagingly) and several other related issues. Willig basically advocates a domestic role for women while acknowledging women can play a greater role in the workforce if so desired, is clearly dismissive of increased ritual roles for women in Orthodoxy, is disparaging of homosexuality (but not so much of actual homosexuals), and says he supports basic secular education for the purpose of getting a job (but not as a pleasurable academic exercise). Listen here.
Above: Rabbi Mordechai Willig
Netiv Aryeh, by the way, is headed by Rabbi Ahron Bina, and alleged physical and emotional abuser of students and an alleged sadist. But despite wide publicity of Bina's behavior, YU still sends students to him for its year abroad program, which is itself a scandal.
At any rate, please right click to open in a new browser window or tab to listen:
Q and A- public policy regarding homosexual 'couples', allowing a married woman to use her maiden name in the shul directory, woman's role in Judaism, women and learning gemara, choosing a Rebbe, negiah and (1)