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The Beast of Eden: the Biblical roots of today’s sexual harassment scandal

The Biblical story of Adam and Eve has left us with a legacy of sexual shame

By Miri Rubin   January 2018

The recent revelations of historical sexual abuse and harassment by men in powerful positions mean we are now thinking a lot harder about the relations between men and women. While Stephen Greenblatt’s new book is a reflection on the nature of storytelling in human history, rather than a polemical sally about male-female relations, it did make me consider how we might have got to the…

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