We conceived of the planet as female, an all-giving Mother Nature, just as we conceived of the femal

We conceived of the planet as female, an all-giving Mother …

We conceived of the planet as female, an all-giving Mother Nature, just as we conceived of the female body, infinitely alterable by and for man; we serve both ourselves and our hopes for the planet by insisting on a new female reality on which to base a new metaphor for the earth: the female body with its own organic integrity that must be respected.

Naomi Wolf