Dear Queen Vashti
“Keep your Standards”
[[Based on a True Story: Genesis 38]]
Dear Queen Vashti,
My letter to you is a little deferred as I became afraid that people would think that I’m praising you for disobeying your husband, which the bible talks against. What would my reader think? But, I had to write to you.
You must have been one treasure of beauty if your husband would call you in for his friends to marvel at you. He sent seven eunuchs to call you into his feast, not to sit beside him, not for companionship but as a show for public viewing. As if you were not his queen but preferably his well prized possession. It was time to brag about you.
You were not in the mood that day. You said no. Selah! This was totally not royal-material. This was not fitting for a queen to disobey her husband in private let alone in public. Defying the king, your husband wasn’t going to go unpunished. You were maligned because you held your dignity. Stood your ground against all the wreak havoc against our gender. They dethroned you, a sight of shame, dishonor and renouncement. What happened to you happened to so many other women, treated as property, bought or owned, inferior. For you… rather, because of you they change laws. You are a force to be reckoned with. It showed your brave to break down barriers for others.
Modern Day Queen Vashti, you are the Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, and the Katherine Jonson dare to not be treated less than you are worth, not just property, not just colored, not just a beauty to behold. You were dethroned because you refused to be trophy for the king. You were fired because you refuse to sleep your boss. You were imprisoned because you refused to sit in the back of the bus. You were denied the position because you are a woman. You defy anyone who calls you a B* class citizen (way too vulgar to spell out). You are making ways for those who are too timid to stand up.
Strongly together & Inspired by,
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