Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


back to Feminism, USA

Feminism, continued...

Group Where Year Source Quote/
Feminism USA 1996 Willis, Connie. Bellwether. New York: Bantam Spectra (1997; 1st ed. 1996); pg. 117. "...Barbie's well into her thirties and more of a fad than ever, even in these days of feminism and non-gender-biased child-rearing. She'd be the perfect thing to study for what causes fads, but I wasn't sure I wanted to know. Barbie's one of those fads whose popularity makes you lose all faith in the human race. "
Feminism USA 1997 Bradbury, Ray. "Hello, I Must Be Going " in Driving Blind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 24. "'...Evelyn always spoiled me. She changed dresses two or three times a day because she knew I loved it. Haunted bookshops, brought me the latest, read me the oldest, picked my ties, shined my shoes, her women's-lib friends joshed her for that...' "
Feminism USA 1998 Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1986); pg. 121. "I don't want a man around, what use are they except for ten seconds' worth of half babies. A man is just a woman's strategy for making other women. Not that your father wasn't a nice guy and all, but he wasn't up to fatherhood. Not that I expected it of him. Just do the job, then you can bugger off, I said, I make a decent salary, I can afford daycare. So he went to the coast and sent Christmas cards. He had beautiful blue eyes though. But there's something missing in them... "
Feminism USA 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 186. "A staple of the feminist plank is easy access to abortion. This is something which has brought us to the brink of a spiritual civil war.

Yet when you add ultrasound and other techniques which allow gender determination into this equation, it leads to unborn females being aborted more often than males. This is especially true in nations like China and India, where males are considered more valuable than females.

By now you can put the rest of the pieces together for yourself. "

Feminism USA 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 122. "'We've had two million hits on our Herod's web site. But did you hear Audrey Korda on Larry King Live last night?... She practically calls men devils incarnate. Says women could get along without us, that we should be put in quarantine and kept away from all women . . . Pfft!' He shot out his hand. 'No more sex, no more SHEVA [a sexually transmitted disease].'

Shawbeck's eyes glittered like little wet stones. 'Maybe she's right, Mark. Have you seen the surgeon general's list of extreme measures?'

Augustine ran his hand back through his sandy hair. 'I hope to hell it never leaks.' "

Feminism USA 2000 Dick, Philip K. "The Pre-Persons " in The Golden Man. New York: Berkley (1980; c. 1974); pg. 295. "'His parents got him in just before the new law went into effect. They couldn't take him now, legally. They couldn't take you now. Look--you have a soul; the law says a twelve-year-old boy has a soul. So he can't go to the County Facility. See? You're safe. Whenever you see the abortion truck, it's for someone else, not you. Never for you. Is that clear. It's come for another younger child who doesn't have a soul yet, a pre-person.'

'It's a legal matter,' his mother said briskly. 'Strictly according to age. And you're past the age. The Church of Watchers got Congress to pass the law--actually, they, those church people, wanted a lower age; they claimed the soul entered the body at three years old, but a compromise bill was put through. The important thing for you is that you are legally safe, however you feel inside; do you see?' " [More about abortion, a belief of radical Feminists, throughout story.]

Feminism USA 2000 Dick, Philip K. "The Pre-Persons " in The Golden Man. New York: Berkley (1980; c. 1974); pg. 325. [Philip K. Dick's notes about his story 'The Pre-Persons', which is about a near-future in which pro-abortionists have legalized abortion up to the age of twelve years old.] "In this, the most recent of the stories in this collection, I incurred the absolute hate of [radical Feminist] Joanna Russ who wrote me the nastiest letter I've ever received; at one point she said she usually offered to beat up people (she didn't use the word 'people') who expressed opinions such as this. I admit that this story amounts to special pleading, and I am sorry to offend those who disagree with me about abortion on demand. I also got some unsigned hate mail, some of it not from individuals but from organizations promoting abortion on demand.. Well, I have always managed to offend people by what I write... Sorry, people. But for the pre-persons' sake I am not sorry. I stand where I stand: Hier steh' Ich; Ich kann nicht anders, as Martin Luther is supposed to have said. "
Feminism USA 2002 Reed, Kit. Little Sisters of the Apocalypse. Boulder, CO: Black Ice Books (1994); pg. 27. "Educated by nuns, K. grew up thinking she could be anything she wanted. Before feminism, nuns were the first feminists. Because they never knew marriage and family responsibilities, nothing stood between the sisters and their work. No consciousness raising needed here. Sisters taught K. she could do anything she wanted. "
Feminism USA 2004 Hand, Elizabeth. Catwoman. New York: Ballantine (2004). Based on screenplay by John Rogers, Mike Ferris, and John Brancato; pg. 64. ...Beauty is proof against spears and shields. She who is beautiful is most formidable than fire and iron.

The quote had enraged her eighteen-year-old self, caught up in the throes of the still-nascent feminist movement. But when she'd confronted her professor with the objection to Anacreon's words, he had only laughed at her.

Feminism USA 2004 Hand, Elizabeth. Catwoman. New York: Ballantine (2004). Based on screenplay by John Rogers, Mike Ferris, and John Brancato; pg. 106-107. "Western culture has never truly accepted female empowerment, " she said, as though the younger woman hadn't said a word. "The powerful woman threatens the patriarchy. She is self-possessed; she holds the secrets of birth and death within her. She can give birth to entire nations, with but a single man as father. She can hide her children's paternity as she hides her own wisdom, allowing her mate to believe he alone holds the powers of procreation and survival, cretivity and inspiration.

"But his power is an illusion. It was hence, and it is now. That is why the patriarchy rages and makes war, not just upon other men, but upon our kind as well. That's why they threw down her temples and destroyed her cities. That's why they burned her at the stake. "

Feminism USA 2010 Disch, Thomas M. On Wings of Song. New York: St. Martin's Press (1978); pg. 21. Pg. 21: "...Alaska pipeline... According to the Register this mean that the bombs must have traveled inside the giant pipes, with the oil, and there were diagrams showing why this was impossible. Fairies were blamed, but so were, variously, Iran, Panama, several sorts of terrorists, and the League of Women Voters. "; Pg. 114: " Iowa Women's Defense League Registration card... "
Feminism USA 2010 Stephenson, Neal. The Big U. New York: Random House (1984); pg. 262. "'Then you must purify yourself in the sight of the Goddess,' said Yllas, opening the door. She and the two dozen others in the [Women's] Center were all naked. All the partitions that had formerly divided the place into many rooms had been knocked down to unify the Center into a single room. They couldn't see much in the candlelight, except that there was a lot of silver and many daggers and wands. The women were chanting in perfect unison.

'You cannot touch our lives in any way until you have been made one with us,' continued Yllas.

Sarah and company declined the invitation with their feet. Before they got far, Yllas started bellowing, 'Man-women! Heteros! Traitors! Impurities! Stop them!' "

Feminism USA 2025 Leiber, Fritz. "Coming Attraction " in Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction (Frederik Pohl, ed.) Chicago, IL: Playboy Press (1980; 1st pub Galaxy, Nov. 1950); pg. 14. [Year is estimated. Story takes place after World War III.] "This last was the end of an antisex song being sung by some religionists half a block from the circle-and-cross insignia of a femalist temple. They reminded me only faintly of our small tribe of British monastics. "
Feminism USA 2030 Bradbury, Ray. "Coda " in Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine (1991; book c. 1953; 'Coda' c. 1979); pg. 177. "The point is obvious. There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches. Every minority, be it Baptist / Unitarian, Irish / Italian / Octogenarian / Zen Buddhist, Zionist / Seventh-day Adventist, Women'sLib / Republican, Mattachine / FourSquareGospel feels it has the will, the right, the duty to douse the kerosene, light the fire. "
Feminism USA 2030 Bradbury, Ray. "Coda " in Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine (1991; book c. 1953; 'Coda' c. 1979); pg. 178. "But, for now, the university wrote back that they hardly dared do my play--it had no women in it! And the ERA ladies on campus would descend with ballbats if the drama department even tried!

Grinding my bicuspids into powder, I suggested that would mean, from now on, no more productions of Boys in the Band (no women), or The Women (no men)... "

Feminism USA 2040 Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 334. "But what right does a self-appointed gaggle of uptight New Morality people have to pass judgment on your syllabus?' Jinny asked, aggrieved.

...'Money talks, sweetheart. Some of those committee members are among the biggest contributors to the university.'

'It's an invasion of academic freedom!' Jinny snarled.

'Sure it is,' he agreed amiably. 'But what can I do about it? The Jews don't like The Merchant of Venice, the Africans don't like Othello. The Baptists say Hamlet is smutty and the feminists complain about Macbeth for lord's sake! What can I do?'

That stopped her. What could they do about it if the university administration and the faculty leaders permitted it? Probably a lot of New Morality members among them, she realized.

'You know the old Chinese advice about getting raped,' Quentin said softly...

'You shouldn't relax,' she said... 'And you sure as hell shouldn't enjoy it.' "

Feminism USA 2044 Sterling, Bruce. Distraction. New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 141. "The EcFreeds pulled a twelve percent voter share, putting them well ahead of their bloc's junior partners, the Christian Democratic Union and the antifeminist Ladies' Party. Oscar considered the EcFreeds to be profoundly mistaken politically... "
Feminism USA 2051 Kress, Nancy. Beggars in Spain. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 180. "'Wake up, Jordan. No social movement has ever progressed without emphasizing division, and doing that means stirring up hate. The American revolution, abolitionism, unionization, civil rights--'

'That wasn't--'

'At least we didn't invent this particular division--the Sleepless did. Feminism, gay rights, Dole franchisement--'

'Stop it! Stop throwing sterile intellectualizations at me!' "

Feminism Washington 1905 Gloss, Molly. Wild Life. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000); pg. 24. "...the latest debates over the conceptions of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, and arguments to do with socialism, feminism, evolution, eugenics, insanity, disease... "
Feminism Washington 1999 Gloss, Molly. Wild Life. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000); pg. 18. "I know you said any papers I found among Dad's thing should probably go to the university for their archive, but now I'm kind of thinking somebody--a feminist press?--might want to publish this if we could get it into better shape. I know Grandmother isn't as famous as Kate Chopin or 'that other Charlotte' (as Dad used to call Perkins Gilman), but I would think people would find this story interesting just on its own merits. " [More]
Feminism Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 92. Pg. 92: "'The story's from Saint Augustine. You know, the proto-feminist,' Magda said drily. 'So I guess you should thank him for opening the door.' "; Pg. 233: "'...She's got some kind of cult following out on the West Coast, feminist grad students, something like that . . .' "; Pg. 245: " many of Angelica's girls were young, it must have something to do with having missed that whole first wave of feminism and liberation, of growing up under the conservative cloud of the eighties, of being desperate and cynical and incredibly naive all at the same time. "; Pg. 329: "...the National Museum itself was slapped with a lawsuit by a feminist spiritualist group named Potnia, after the ancient Cretan mistress of beasts. "
Feminism Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 69. "Unfortunately, a judge had told him that the difference between standing flat-footed and on a milk crate was the difference between the First Amendment and creating a public nuisance. Harry thought the judge had been persecuting him because of his message, especially when he found out this same judge had ruled for choice in abortion cases and in favor of homosexuals in gay-rights cases. "
Feminism Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 90. "It didn't take them long to decide that she was too coked out to be of much help.

Well. Forget them. She could pull her money and find some other place that would be glad to have it. She'd heard about EMILY's List from some of her feminist friends, and it sounded interesting. But they were a political action group, which meant she couldn't write off the gift on her taxes. Some of her Republican friends had tried to get her involved with one of their splinter groups, but the idea of being a pro-choice Republican sounded like a contradiction in terms. In truth, she had no real convictions. Her desires were simple: making the Citizens Who Care like her and making her nights as pleasurable as possible. "

Feminism world 1973 Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 21. Pg. 21: "The graphics of the message have been reproduced widely in newspapers and television programs... We have received letters from scientists and housewives, historians and artists, feminists and homosexuals, military and foreign-service officers, and one professor of bass fiddle... "; Pg. 22: "Several women correspondents complain that the woman appears too passive. One writes that she also wishes to greet the universe, with both arms outstretched in womanly salutation. The principle feminine criticism is that the woman is drawn incomplete--that is, without any hint of external genitalia. The decision to omit a very short line in this diagram was made partly because conventional representation in Greek statuary omits it. But there was another reason: Our desire to see the message successfully launched in Pioneer 10. In retrospect, we may have judged NASA's scientific-hierarchy as more puritanical than it is. "
Feminism world 1973 Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 24. [Graphic on the Pioneer 10 spaceprobe.] "Yet it is clear that at least some individuals were offended even by the existing representation... one feminist correspondent who wrote to The New York Times that she was so enraged at the incomplete representation of the woman that she had an irresistible urge 'to cut off the man's . . . right arm!' "
Feminism world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 236. "Similar cards, with 'Him' replaced by 'Her' and 'Pope' by 'Mome,' are being prepared for Woman's Liberationists. "
Feminism world 1983 Powers, Tim. The Anubis Gates. New York: Ace (1983); pg. 23. "'Tell me about Mary Wollstonecraft. The mother, not the one who wrote Frankenstein.'

'Well, she was an early feminist, wrote a book called, let's see, A Vindication of the Rights of Women, I think, and--'

'Who'd she marry?'

'Godwin, Shelley's father-in-law. she died in childb--' "

Feminism world 1985 Bear, Greg. "Dead Run " in Tangents. New York: Warner Books (1989; story c. 1985); pg. 155. "'John, I'm proud of all our drivers. You don't know how proud we all are of you folks down there doing the dirty work.'

'The abortionists and pornographers, the hustlers and muggers and murderers...' " [Listing people who are going to Hell.]

Feminism world 1990 Byatt, A.S. Possession. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1990); pg. 337. "...had totally failed to survive Leonora and the cut-throat ideological battles of structuralism, post-structuralism, Marxism, deconstruction and feminism. His little book on harmony and discord in The Bostonians had come at just the wrong time. Leonora had joined in the feminist attack on its approval of James's anxiety about the 'sentiment of sex' in Boston in 1860, and had gone off with a hippy poet... Nathaniel Stern, an anxious, white, pointed little man, whom Maud had met at a conference in Ottawa, had tried to placate the feminists by embarking on a biography of Margaret Fuller Ossoli. Twenty years later he was still working on it, disapproved of by everyone, particularly the feminists. " [More.]
Feminism world 1993 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 171. [Julie asks the devil if particular people are in Hell. Everybody but four people are in Hell.] "'Gandhi?' she suggested weakly.

'A Hindu.'

'Martin Luther King?'

'His sex life.'

'Saint Paul?'

'The feminists wanted his ass.' "

Feminism world 1994 Delany, Samuel R. "Appendix: Closures and Openings " in Return to Neveryon. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press (1994); pg. 269. [Epigraph:] Quote from Alice Doesn't--Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema, by Teresa de Lauretis
Feminism world 1994 Delany, Samuel R. "Appendix: Closures and Openings " in Return to Neveryon. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press (1994); pg. 272. "At the same time, I have tried keep a sharp vigil against the muddling results of an existentialist sexuality. As the late Michel Foucault warned us so pointedly in a lecture at Stanford a few years back: 'We must get rid of the Freudian schema . . . the scheme of the interiorization of the law through the medium of sex.' Deeply I feel that in our current social system, almost all claims of such an interiorization are, today, signs of potential terrorism, wherever they are made, even by groups as seemingly diverse as orthodox and radical psychiatry or the Moral Majority or feminist critics against pornography. "
Feminism world 1994 Delany, Samuel R. "Appendix: Closures and Openings " in Return to Neveryon. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press (1994); pg. 282. "The problem as some feminists have articulated it (most recently and brilliantly, Teresa de Lauretis, in Alice Doesn't -- Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema Indiana University Press, 1984), is the exclusion of woman as 'historical subject' from an overwhelmingly male discourse. This exclusion has been effected by yet another logical contradiction of man: historically, woman has been projected again and again as the subject side of man (i.e., as nature, mystery, the unknown, the site of absence of the social constraints on which all society is grounded, the site of uncontrolled desire) and at once the object of man... " [More.]
Feminism world 1994 Morrow, James. Towing Jehovah. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 109. "Oliver had appointed the room himself. He could afford it. He could afford anything. Thanks to the near-simultaneous ascents of feminism, fornication, and several major venereal diseases, the planet was using latex condoms in unprecedented quantities, and in the late eighties his father's amazing invention, the Shostak Supersensitive, had emerged as the brand of choice. "
Feminism world 1995 Bradbury, Ray. "The Witch Door " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996; c. 1995); pg. 154. "'Sure, but she should keep her mouth shut. It doesn't pay now to say you're a Socialist, Democrat, Libertarian, Pro-Life Abortionist, Sinn Fein Fascist, Commie, any damn thing...' "
Feminism world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 115. Pg. 103: "...when feminists had banded together to form NOW and press for the ill-fated equal rights amendment. "; [Chapter 6 (pg. 115 - 136) is titled 'Can Girls Play Too? Feminizing SF', and deals extensively with feminism.]; Pg. 115: "Sci fi of the pulp era (1929-1956) was largely a male enclave. However, as contemporary feminists are wont to point out, all literature from the time of Homer to that of Sylvia Path has been a male enclave. "; Pg. 116: "One need not be a feminist to feel that stories like 'Helen O'Loy' and 'The Cold Equations' might give offense to female readers. But that was not a source of controversy, because women, by and large, were as little tempted to read pulp SF as they were to read men's adventure magazines and hard-boiled detective stories. Readers of that era lived in two different worlds, clearly labeled Gents and Ladies... "
Feminism world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 121. Pg. 121: "Friday... may be considered Heinlein's mischievous response to feminism, which by 1982 had made a dent in the consciousness of even the most cloistered SF readers. The book's dedication page offers a tip of the Heinlein hat to Anne McCaffrey, Vonda McIntyre, Ursula Le Guin, and twenty-eight other women (identified by first names only), all of them SF professionals or the spouses thereof... ";

Pg. 122: "The three writers who have been most successful in recruiting women readers for SF--Anne McCaffrey, Vonda McIntrye, and Ursula Le Guin--have done so by virtue of their skill in retooling SF conventions to the needs of an audience alert to feminist issues but also hungry for escapist fantasies tailored specifically to the female imagination. Anne McCaffrey, who has been the most successful, and least politically correct, of the three, resembles one of her own can-do heroines. "

Feminism world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 126. "Le Guin's feminism comes bundled with an entire political and economic agenda for the reform of the world in general and science fiction in particular. At an SF convention in Bellingham, Washington, in 1973, Le Guin delivered the first of several pronouncements on the subject, in which she declared:

The women's movement has made most of us conscious of the fact that SF has either totally ignored women, or presented them as squeaking dolls subject to instant rape by monsters . . . or, at best, loyal little wives of mistresses of accomplished heroes. Male elitism has run rampant in SF. But is it only male elitism? Isn't the 'subjection of women' in SF merely a symptom o a whole which is authoritarian, power-worshiping, and intensely parochial?
Feminism world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 128. "The sense of grievance expressed by Le Guin... are characteristic of feminism in its more territorial moments. Feminist demands for equal consideration play a crucial role not only in academia, where they determine appointments and decisions on tenure, but in the politics of publishing, an area in which Le Guin has enjoyed the strategic success of having been selected to edit The Norton Book of Science Fiction. Norton's literary anthologies dominate the lucrative market of required college texts, and there had not, until now, been a Norton collection focusing on SF. The significance of this was spelled out by George Slusser in a judiciously devastating essay-review of this collection, 'The Politically Correct Book of Science Fiction: Le Guin's Norton Anthology... The result is a masterpiece of totalitarian propaganda... I would surely not go so far as to call it a masterpiece... Le Guin excludes most writers with whom she has... ideological differences. "
Feminism world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 223. "Ursula Le Guin and Joanna Russ have shared Delany's fate, to some degree, but since their (feminist) sexual politics are less radical than Delany's (whose pornographic novels are as doctrinairely transgresive as de Sade's), they have maintained an emeritus standing... "
Feminism world 2003 Knight, Damon. The Observers. New York: Tor (1988); pg. 99. "Harriet Cleaver Owen was the youngest daughter of a Welsh-English mathematician; her mother... was the great-great-granddaughter of Alice Cleaver, a noted feminist of the 1890s. "
Feminism world 2011 Willis, Connie. "Even the Queen " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1992); pg. 65. [Author's introduction.] "I've gotten a bunch of flack recently for not writing about Women's Issues. You hear a lot of this kind of talk these days--as if we were dogs and cats and parakeets instead of people, and had not only different things on our minds but different mental processes altogether.

Shakespeare also gets flack, in his case for being a Dead White Elizabethan Male, which apparently limits him to addressing only Dead White Elizabethan Male Issues. (Are there any? What on earth are they?)

I hate this kind of literary demagoguery. Anyone who's ever read Shakespeare knows he had bigger fish to fry than Elizabethan Issues. He wrote about Human Issues...

But, as I say, I've been getting all this flack, and I thought to myself, 'Fine. They want me to write about Women's Issues. I'll write about Women's Issues. I'll write about the Women's Issue.' So I did. I hope they're happy. "

Feminism world 2015 Sullivan, Tricia. Someone to Watch Over Me. New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 120. "'Yo, I mean, come on, Sabina, you're not looking for some kind of feminist angle here are you because--' "
Feminism world 2015 Willis, Connie. "Even the Queen " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1992); pg. 72-73. "On the way over to McGregor's, Bysshe told me what he'd found out about the Cyclists. 'They're not a cult. There's no religious connection. They seem to have grown out of a pre-Liberation women's group,' he said, looking at his notes, 'although there are also links to the pro-choice movement, the University of Wisconsin, and the Museum of Modern Art.'


'They call their group leaders 'docents.' Their philosophy seems to be a mix of pre-Liberation radical feminism and the environmental primitivism of the eighties. They're floratarians and they don't wear shoes.' " [Many other refs, not in DB.]

Feminism world 2015 Willis, Connie. "Even the Queen " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1992); pg. 78-79. "'The Cyclists are dedicated to freedom,' she said. 'Freedom from artificiality, freedom from body-controlling drugs and hormones, freedom from the male patriarchy that attempts to impose them on us. As you probably already know, we do not wear shunts.'

She pointed to the red scarf around her arm. 'Instead, we wear this as a badge of our freedom and our femaleness. I'm wearing it today to announce that my time of fertility has come.'

'We had that, too,' Mother said, 'only we wore it on the back of our skirts.'

I laughed.

The docent glared at me. 'Male domination of women's bodies began long before the so-called 'Liberation,' with government regulation of abortion and fetal rights, scientific control of fertility, and finally the development of ammenerol, which eliminated the reproductive cycle altogether. This was all part of a carefully planned takeover of women's bodies, and by extension, their identities, by the male patriarchal regime.' "

Feminism world 2015 Willis, Connie. "Even the Queen " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1992); pg. 79. "'What an interesting point of view!' Karen said enthusiastically.

It certainly was. In point of fact, ammenerol hadn't been invented to eliminate menstruation at all. It had been developed for shrinking malignant tumors, and its uterine lining-absorbing properties had only been discovered by accident.

' "Are you trying to tell us,' Mother said, 'that men forced shunts on women? We had to fight everyone to get ammenero approved by the FDA!'

It was true. What surrogate mothers and antiabortionists and the fetal-rights issue had failed to do in uniting women, the prospect of not having to menstrate did. Women had organized rallies, petitioned, elected senators, passed amendments, been excommunicated, and gone to jail, all in the name of Liberation. "

Feminism world 2015 Willis, Connie. "Even the Queen " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1992); pg. 79. "'Men were against it,' Mother said, getting rather red in the face. 'And the religious right, and the maxipad manufacturers, and the Catholic Church--'

'They knew they'd have to allow women priests,' Viola said.

'Which they did,' I said.

'The Liberation hasn't freed you,' the docent said loudly. 'Except from the natural rhythms of your life, the very wellspring of your femaleness.' "

Feminism world 2030 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 156. "The President of the United States was African-American and male; there had apparently yet to be a female American president in the interim. but the Catholic Church did indeed now ordain women. "
Feminism world 2038 Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 33. Pg. 33: "'Braemar. A nom de guerre, Johnny, same as your Seimwa. Do you know, by the way, why she adopted one? Is she a feminist?'

'I hardly think so. She does tend to split the world the way they do, into human and subhuman. But not along the gender line.' "; Pg. 61: "The World Conference on Women's Affairs (WOCWOM) had been in session for two solid years. It was physically located in Krung Thep, Thailand. In Krung Thep, Ellen Kershaw and her assistant spent every working day. "; Pg. 62: "...been amused by Lloyd-Price, who, transparently, had hoped a spell as PPS to a stern elderly socialist-feminist would take the heat off his active private life. "; Pg. 63: "Poonsuk Masdit, convener of the Thai National Women's Committee... "; Pg. 64: "The WOCWOM annoyed her because, lifelong feminist as she was, she knew how that sexual-politics label obscures the real issues, to the advantage of the enemy. " [Many more refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]

Feminism world 2050 Bova, Ben. "Sam's War " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1994); pg. 62. "The Colombian representative smiled knowingly. 'There are many ways to make war,' he said. 'Space facilities are extremely fragile. A few well-placed bombs... A few public assassinations. It can all be blamed on the Muslims or the ecologists.'

'Or the feminists,' snapped the Indonesian, himself a Muslim and a devoted ecologist. Everyone else in the room laughed. "

Feminism world 2250 Zelazny, Roger & Jane Lindskold. Donnerjack. New York: Avon (1998; c.1997); pg. 155. "'What brought you to our church?'

'A girl from my office wanted to go, didn't want to go alone.'

'Is she with us?'

'No. It didn't really appeal to her. She said it didn't have enough affirmation of the female.'

'Ishtar will be so hurt.'

'She didn't like her much, to be honest. Said it was the classic bitch pattern all over again.'

'Well, it did have to come from somewhere, didn't it?'

'I see your point, sir. And, to be honest, my friend was a bit of a bitch herself. I think she would have liked to identify with Ishtar--assertive feminism or something--but it just didn't work for her.' "

Feminism world 2269 Snodgrass, Melinda. The Tears of the Singers (novel excerpt) in Star Trek: Adventures in Time and Space (Mary P. Taylor, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 126. "'I'm sure if I compared notes with Kali, and ever managed to communicate with a Taygetian female, we wold all agree that it's the males of any species who cause the problems.' "
Feminism Wyoming 1984 Willis, Connie. "Blued Moon " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984; story copyright 1984); pg. 245. "He knew what it was like to be married to someone who didn't speak English. She could imagine what the conversation with her mother had been like. All sisters and sexist pigs. She hadn't been speaking ERA very long. The last time she called, she had been speaking est and the time before that California. "
feng shui California: San Francisco 2036 Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 179. "...they're Chinese--old family, very respectable. And being Chinese, they're very superstitious--definitely into feng shui, you know what that is? Geomancy. Everything has to be positioned exactly right so that there aren't any bad influences. You can't have a door facing the wrong direction;; it will attract bad influences. You have to hang mirrors and crystals and do rituals. You can go out of business, or your health will be damaged, if you don't do it right.

Anyway, the Chinese family visits the grave every weekend. it's their mother that's buried there. They leave flowers and everything. "

feng shui California: San Francisco 2036 Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 185. "Which means, essentially, that Hakim owns Chen--a.k.a. 'Dick Chen Feng Shui Geomancers, Inc.' " [Other refs., not in DB.]
feng shui galaxy 4500 Herbert, Brian & Kevin J. Anderson. Dune: House Atreides. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 384. "Secretly, Anirul had consulted a Feng Shui master about the old birthing facility. A withered old man with Terrasian features, he was a practitioner of an ancient Zensunni philosophy which held that architecture, furniture placement, and maximum utilization of color & light all worked to promote the well-being of a facility's inhabitants. With a sage nod, he declared that the old facility had been set up incorrectly, and showed Anirul what needed to be done. They'd had only a month before the expected delivery date, and the Kwisatz Mother had had not a moment to lose.

Now as she observed the abundance of light flowing down upon Mohiam's bed from actual windows and skylights, rather than from clusters of artificial glowglobes, Anirul assured herself she hadn't been 'superstitious.' Feng Shui was about aligning oneself properly with Nature & being intensely aware of one's surroundings--a philosophy that was, ultimately, very much in the Bene Gesserit way of thinking. "

feng shui galaxy 4500 Herbert, Brian & Kevin J. Anderson. Dune: House Atreides. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 384. "Too much rode on this single birth. If there was a chance, even a small one, Anirul wanted no part in denying it. Using the powers of her position, she had demanded a new birthing facility, built according to the Feng Shui master's recommendations. Then she'd sent the old man away, letting the other Sisters believe he had merely been a visiting gardener. "
feng shui Mars 2128 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Blue Mars. New York: Bantam Books (1996); pg. 72. "some of the gardeners, Nanao said, worked according to the precepts of Muso Soseki, other according to other Japanese Zen masters; others still to Fu His, the legendary inventor of the Chinese system of geomancy calls feng shui... "
feng shui New York: New York City 1987 Zelazny, Roger. "Concerto for Siren and Serotonin " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 178. "'Stand too near a merry-go-round?'


'Or is it just the feng shui in here?' Croyd continued.

'What the hell's feng shui?' the man said.

'Ask any of these guys,' Croyd said, gesturing broadly. 'Especially, though, ask Danny Mao. It's the way energy circulates in the world, and sometimes it gets you in a tricky bind. Lady from Thailand told me about it once. Like, killer chi will come blasting in that door, bounce off the mirror here, get split in that ba-gua fixture there and'--he chugged his beer, stepped down from his stool and advanced--'hit you right in the nose.' " [More, pg. 179-180.]

feng shui USA 1998 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. x. [Acknowledgments] "To Richard Narita and Irene Yah-ling Sun for New Year and feng shui. "
feng shui USA 2010 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 90. "'Malenfant, I spent my career fending off hand-waving artistes like this guy. Color coordinators. Feng Shui artists. Even astrologers, for Christ's sake. Sometimes I think the U.S. is going back to the Middle Ages.' "
feng shui USA 2020 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 24. "Toward the end of her life she'd become interested in feng shui, the Chinese art of harmonious furniture arrangement, writing one of the first English-language books on the subject, which sold quite well. "
Ferengi* Deep Space 9 2369 Dillard, J. M. Emissary (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 38. "Nog was Ferengi, very young and, at the moment, very nervous. He was ashamed of his nervousness, ashamed to be afraid--not that the Ferengi race approved of courage. Uncle Quark always said that courage and honor and altruism were the worst sort of stupidity, and there was nothing worse by Ferengi standards than stupidity. It was fine to be afraid, so long as your fear didn't cause you to get caught or lose profit.

Not was terribly afraid of getting caught, of being stupid and disappointing Uncle Quark once again, of being a failure as a Ferengi. " [Many Ferengi refs. throughout novel. Quark and Nog are two of the principle characters.]

Ferengi* Deep Space 9 2369 Strickland, Brad. The Star Ghost (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1994); pg. 19. "The computer said, 'A Ferengest is an ancestral spirit. In Ferengi folklore, a Ferengest is a vengeful ghost that haunts its descendants when they violate Ferengi customs or ethics. An unfortunate clan haunted by a Ferengest has bad luck in all of its dealings. Its fortune dwindles and disappears. Other Ferengi shun and ridicule the haunted family, until the Ferengest spirit is appeased by repentance and sacrifice. In extreme cases, clans may be utterly destroyed by the Ferengest.' " [Other refs. to this, not in DB. One of the 2 main characters is Nog, a Ferengi boy.]
Ferengi* Deep Space 9 2370 ab Hugh, Dafydd. Fallen Heroes (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1994); pg. 269. Pg. 269: "...Ferengi... Then he rose. I have a duty, he thought, and not all the gods of profit or the devil of philanthropy can stop me! ";

Pg. 275: "'Quark, you miserable little--little--little altruist, get off this level!'

...'Just ask them if they're called Bekkir!' insisted the Ferengi, ignoring Kira's dreadful insult. "

Ferengi*, continued


Custom Search
comments powered by Disqus
Collection and organization of data © 23 April 2007 by   Site created by custom apps written in C++.  
Research supported by East Haven University.
Books * Videos * Music * Posters

We are always striving to increase the accuracy and usefulness of our website. We are happy to hear from you. Please submit questions, suggestions, comments, corrections, etc. to: