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Tier 3A: Fundy Princesses

Like Lady Grantham, she softens the Lord’s brusque decisions. She might “whisper peace in the ears of the king,” like Christine de Pizan.

Like the white slave-owning women of the antebellum South, this sub-tier’s occupants cast a moral glow upon the entire slave economy–upon all of Klandamentalism. She claims to “witness” to the enslaved persons, gives them “calico,” and even vegetables from her garden (a garden which the enslaved folks tilled, planted, nurtured, and harvested).

But she is always the heroine in her story, the Scarlett O’Hara ingenue in every novel.

Not every woman in fundamentalism is a fundy princess. A fundy princess must be born into her role. Her father or grandfather is a Tier 1 or Tier 2 man of power.

And her spouse?