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Dunyasha Bernadetteson in The Female Man

By Joanna Russ

Dunyasha Bernadetteson

Every civilization needs a great philosopher or two, and Dunyasha Bernadetteson is Whileaway's. She's long dead by the time Janet appears in Joanna's world or Jeannine's, but her thinking has had such a lasting effect on Whileawayan society that her intellectual legacy is referenced throughout the novel.