"The system of patriarchy is a historic construct; it has a beginning; it will have an end. Its time seems to have nearly run its courseâ€”it no longer serves the needs of men or women and in its inextricable linkage to militarism, hierarchy, and racism it threatens the very existence of life on earth. What will come after, what kind of structure will be the foundation for alternate forms of social organization we cannot yet know. We are living in an age of unprecedented transformation. We are in the process of becoming."