On Delilah and the Villains We Make of Women Who Seek Power
Succubus, siren, gold-digger, temptress: There are so many words for a woman with money in her hands.
Beauty and the BeastMost Diplomatic Temptress.
I was wagering my womanhood against a currency exchange, thrilled to be receiving something for the promise of myself.
thirtypieces of silver
Here is a woman who tilts the earth under a hero’s feet.
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While I understood why theft or murder was wrong, this aspect didn’t make sense to me. What did sex and my body have to do with God?
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