There’s a book from the Jewish Publication Society called Subversive Sequels, which discusses the literary treatment of the characters of women in the Hebrew Bible.
I don’t understand the first sentence or two of your post, what you’re trying to prove. I think you’ve fallen off the cliff right at the start – but I’m no academic or anything.
The gist is this. In Gen Chap One, women start out on an equal footing, but by Chap Two of Gen, God isn’t even talking to the woman, at least not for a while.
The author makes some daring hypotheses about how the woman is sparring with God, to restore her dignity and self-worth. When she has the first child, in her speech, she doesn’t even mention the contribution of Adam, it’s just her and God who made that baby.
My memory of specifics is not good, but the author keeps hitting on that idea of how women in the Bible are trying to overcome their curse. Arguably Adam sinned before Eve, but she gets the bad wrap.
I may have this horribly wrong (from memory), but I think the author is saying that in the OT, the women who seem to do the best are those who are not involved in the immediate act of childbirth or childrearing.
Don’t take my word for it, but I seem to recall that she discusses the hypothesis that childrearing is the redemption of women in the OT – redemption in the literary sense of how they fare in the writings.
The couple commentaries from JPS I’ve read depict that the Jews consider the book of Esther to be a riotous comedy from start to finish. Some premises in the book of Ester are historically misrepresented to facilitate the story line: 1) there is no record that the kings of that eastern country were indecisive as depicted or that 2) a royal decree could not be rescinded. 3) It wuld be unlikely that a king would order a death sentence for all the Jewish people, who are a great asset in the kingdom – that would be like burning a mountain of $100 bills. Queen Vashti falls into disfavor with the king over her reluctance to appear nude and to dance for the visitors from around the kingdom. But, Queen Esther comes across more capably as managing to manipulate the king.
Yes, the author of Subversive Sequels is a feminist. This book won an award for Jewish book of the year.