The society has to be maintained by women

The power of woman is like that of the Mother Earth. See how much
She's done for you. She's given you all the greenery, the beauty.
Wherever She goes down, She fills Herself up with water, and She gives
you such joy and happiness and bears all the problems of the world
despite of whatever things we have done to Her, despite the way we
extracted all Her wealth and everything, still She's giving us wealth.
That's what we are! When we have lost our power, our society has come
down. The society has to be maintained by women, not by men. One must
understand, woman plays the most important role. She's in no way less
than man, but if she becomes this kind of a power, destruction starts
moving in the other direction.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi August 8, 1980 Seminar talk New York, USA