Monday, February 06, 2006

Queen Vashti ... Not a Victoria Secrets Woman!

Many women know the story of Queen Esther. But how many of us know the leading lady that sets the scene for her entrance into the Persian Royal Court, Queen Vashti? This woman was way ahead of her time, refusing to be a sex object for anyone, which included her husband,the King of Persia, and his male party crowd! She knew the degradation of being paraded as a sex object before an audience ... and she boldly said NO. How are 'kings' of our culture still demanding women "parade" themselves before them? Is there a price to pay for saying "NO"?