MembersPotiphar’s Wife & #MeToo


By Anat Schneider | | Topics: WOMEN OF THE BIBLE
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Consider the following scenario: an attractive young woman, vibrant, very self-conscious and boastful of her success in her job. She becomes a target in the office, envied for her talent, beauty and achievements.

Her manager, who is a married man, becomes attracted to her, desires her, starts flirting with her and harasses her. But she rejects his advances and displays no interest in him. That, however, does not deter him. He persists.

She reminds him that he is a married man and that she has no interest in being a home-wrecker! One day, he loses control of his passion, attacks her, but at the last minute she manages to escape.

She complains, but the manager is manipulative and succeeds in making her look guilty to her colleagues. It doesn’t take much to inflame their jealousy toward her. The young woman is humiliated and fired, while the manager continues in his position.

Would we all be in agreement regarding her innocence?

Her detractors might suggest that she invited trouble, and that the  #MeToo ultimate outcome was inevitable. Some might even...

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