Vashti the Resister and Haman the Greedy

In the tragi-comic story of Esther, Queen Vashti is a hero (Shero!) because she is commanded to display herself as eye candy before the king and his drunken consorts, and she refuses. At the cost of losing her royal status, Queen Vashti finds the power to say ‘no’ when confronted with an unjust command.