Could it not be that just at the moment masculinity has brought us to the brink of nuclear destruction or ecological suicide, women are beginning to rise in response to the Mother's call to save her planet and create instead the next stage of evolution? Can our revolution mean anything else than the reversion of social and economic control to Her representatives among Womankind, and the resumption of Her worship on the face of the Earth? Do we dare demand less?
Jane Alpert (b. 1947), U.S. anti–Vietnam war activist and terrorist. Ms. magazine, p. 94 (August 1973).
These are the closing lines of Alpert's famous "letter" to her "Sisters in the Weather Underground" articulating a "new feminist theory" and assuming women's biological superiority and "mother right." She, and those to whom she was ostensibly writing (though the letter was sent directly to Ms.) were fugitives from justice at the time, having committed violent crimes in the service of political goals.