"There's a new paradigm bubbling just beneath the surface ready to replace the old. People are calling it many different names: the Feminine, the Good Mother, the Politics of Caring. Call it what you will, it represents a changing of all the most fundamental precepts that have governed civilization for the last 10,000 years, so that head and heart can be reunited and relationship and democracy restored. ... I think it is up to women and girls to lead the way."
- Jane Fonda
"These are hard times for women, children, and all who hold compassionate and caring values. Nurturing and many other qualities and activities associated with women are devalued, while force and violence are held up as models of strength. But women represent a different vision of strength. Women-initiated and women-led actions have a special energy and power. That power comes not from excluding men -- we welcome men as participants -- but because of the joy and visionary potential that arise when women work together to fiercely defend the values of life."
"Stop thinking this is all there is... Realize that for every ongoing war and religious outrage and environmental devastation and bogus Iraqi attack plan, there are a thousand counter-balancing acts of staggering generosity and humanity and art and beauty happening all over the world, right now, on a breathtaking scale, from flower box to cathedral... Resist the temptation to drown in fatalism, to shake your head and sigh and just throw in the karmic towel... Realize that this is the perfect moment to change the energy of the world, to step right up and crank your personal volume; right when it all seems dark and bitter and offensive and acrimonious and conflicted and bilious... there's your opening. Remember magic! And, finally, believe you are part of a groundswell, a resistance, a seemingly small but actually very, very large impending karmic overhaul, a great shift, the beginning of something important and potent and unstoppable."
- Mark Morford