Frank Herbert, the Bene Gesserit, and the Complexity of Women in the World of Dune

If you’re looking for full gender equality in Dune, you may be let down. But if you want to see an order of women who shape humanity through control of mind, body, religion, and politics, welcome to Frank Herbert’s multi-layered masterpiece of worldbuilding. To properly analyze the women in Dune—specifically the members of the Bene … Continue reading Frank Herbert, the Bene Gesserit, and the Complexity of Women in the World of Dune