n. The state of living in fear or being subject to laws and policies based on fear.
"No police state”, demanded one placard. “Freedom not feardom”, read another.
—“Let feardom ring,” The Economist, March 19, 2015
#FEARDOM 'Lockdown' vs. 'silent safety drill': The school security language debate - Ideas - The Boston Globe http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2014/11/30/lockdown-silent-safety-drill-the-school-security-language-debate/v30JvvEZR8T2R8dARoGG2H/story.html
—Spencer Coursen, “#FEARDOM…,” Twitter, November 30, 2014
Most women are drawn to Women’s Prosperity Network (WPNGlobal) because they are ready to let their light shine brighter. And in this process of being more, doing more, and having more, fear comes up.
—Judee Pouncey, “Moving From Feardom to Freedom,” Women's Prosperity Network, May 03, 2013
2005 (earliest)
Around the world, from Darfur to Nepal, human rights crises are being ignored or justified in the name of security.
—“Spaniards Live For Freedom while Americans Live In Feardom,” Portland Independent Media Center, March 10, 2005
A 1997 album titled Pepper Spray by the group Solid Frog includes a track named "Feardom." Also, the TV show Herman’s Head ran an episode on December 13, 1992 called “Feardom of Speech." You can follow the conversation on Twitter by using the #feardom hashtag.