“Mother Earth, whether you are concerned because you are not at the present moment very much strong or very much able to give protection to the women and the children?” This is Vedic civilization. You give protection to the women, to the children, to the brähmaëa, to the cow, and to the old man. First duty. First duty is to give protection to the old men, women, children, cow, and brähmaëa. That is questioned in the next part, brahma-kule kukarma, kukarmaëy abrahmaëye räja-kule. Brahma-kule. The brähmaëas should be protected, but if there are, even in the brähmaëa family, who are addicted to these sinful activities, that is also becomes a concern. Similarly, if the royal family, or the ruling class of men, they do not respect the brahminical culture, that is also a subject matter of concern.
(A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. 17th January 1974. Shrimad Bhagavatam lecture 1:16:21. Hawaii)