“It is only the power of the Mother and the Grandmother, the power of the Sacred Feminine, that will bring their pathology to an end. Women need to get clear in themselves, right now, that we not only have a right to speak up and say “no more destruction, no more fighting, no more violence, no more lying, no more arrogance,” but that as mothers, whether in fact we are a mother or not, we carry the moral strength to do so. We are the creators of life! And that is where our power lies.
Protecting life is no small matter and it is the essence of the Mother, whether she be whale, bear, wolf, elephant, tiger, chimpanzee, horse or human.
Having suffered under patriarchy for the past 5,000 years, it is not easy, as a woman, to reclaim our rage, our “maternal instinct,” or to even recognize that we have a universal imperative to be outraged, deep in our cells.”
-JANIE REZNER, She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality?