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A Pioneer of Feminism (Esther 1:9-22)

When the beautiful Queen Vashti
(Is there a not-beautiful queen?…)
was giving a banquet for noble women and
was enjoying gossip of the palace,
(Women are women….both then and now…) 147 more words

Women Rules

October 12

Esther 2

1After these things, when the king’s feelings were calmer, the thought of Vashti and what she had done and the order he had made against her, came back to his mind. 1,752 more words


October 11

Esther 1

1Now it came about in the days of Ahasuerus, (that Ahasuerus who was ruler of a hundred and twenty-seven divisions of the kingdom, from India as far as Ethiopia:) 1,794 more words


Charlotte Brontë's Devilish Attraction.

Inspired by the recent Brontë conference I attended at Warwick University, I’m currently re-reading Villette. Molly Ryder, a PhD student at the University of Exeter, gave a fantastic paper on Lucy Snowe and confinement, looking at the more ‘horror’ aspects of the narrative. 1,426 more words