"What little girls often see are baby dolls, easy bake ovens, and tea sets. These popular toys ignite our imaginations about our future roles as caregivers, cooks, and hostesses, and teach us how to perform them... [There is] LEGO deep sea operation base for boys, and Heartland Food Market for girls. By playing with these toys, our boys are envisioning themselves exploring the sea, and our girls are imagining themselves collecting broccoli for $2 a pound."
"Look around you and you will see on the rise climate leadership that is more characteristically feminine and more faithfully feminist, rooted in compassion, connection, creativity, and collaboration.
... [T]here is a clear focus on making change rather than being in charge. We see women and girls moving beyond ego, competition, and control, which are rampant in the climate space (as elsewhere) and impede good work. We see joyful following where wise leadership appears, joining instead of duplicating, giving one another credit, sharing resources, passing the mic, and celebrating one another's successes.
... [T]here is a commitment to respond to the climate crisis in ways that heal systematic injustices rather than deepen them.
... [T]here is an appreciation for heart-centered, not just head-centered, leadership. We see women and girls bringing their whole selves to this movement--fear, grief, fiery courage, wracking uncertainty, all of it--and doing the inner work that often precedes effecting change.
... [There] is a recognition that building community is a requisite foundation for building a better world."
-- Introduction of All We Can Save by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson & Katharine K. Wilkinson