Women are experienced in looking after the children and fragile elders, cleaning up, setting the house in order, being frugal with resources, putting food on the table, maintaining peace in the family, and staying on good terms with the neighbors. These are the same tasks that need doing in the community, and on a national, and planetary scale. The world needs what women can do. The world needs "mother" to set things right in our unbalanced world. . . .

The concerns of mothers — to make the world safe for children — would move the world in the direction toward peace and sustainability for everyone.

Jean Shinoda Bolen, Urgent Message from Mother