because the woman's place is wherever the woman is...
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Zabibe was the Queen of the Qedarites, reigning from 738 to 733 BCE (Before the Common Era). She paid tribute (along with many others) to the Assyrian king at the time. But far from being weak as a leader, Zabibe was a warrior queen who commanded armies containing large numbers of women and almost always victorious in their battles. In fact, women were so respected among the Qedarites, that when Zabibe stepped down, she was replaced by another woman leader. Zabibe was also sometimes listed as Queen of the Arabs, but that was a title often used to refer to any of the leaders of the nomadic Arabic tribes during that period. The point is: some of them were women. In-your-face women, we must assume.