“Creating a more caring, supportive society is inseparably connected with creating an environment in which women feel free both to have families and to be active in society. That is why we must pool our wisdom and strive even more earnestly to create a social system that includes greater participation by women.
Traditionally, most societies have been male-centered and have failed to fully utilize women’s distinctive characteristics and wisdom. But the ideal feminine traits of a sense of justice, compassion for life, love of peace, and talent for strengthening human bonds can effect great changes in today’s cruel, violence-ravaged world. Deliberately including and getting the most out of their flexible wisdom and sensitivity can give new vitality to society.” – Excerpt from ‘The Inner Philosopher – Conversations on Philosophy’s Transformative Power’ Lou Marinoff and Daisaku Ikeda (quote by Daisaku Ikeda)