I found this article to be very insightful and honest. Tell her what you think!
Recently on Twitter I saw two things that really made me stop and take a second look. The first was a comment that said that “Soap opera is the most feminist of genres, by nature of ongoing narrative” and the second being “Feminism and the writing of romantic novels are a contradiction in terms. ” Why did these statements make me take pause? Simply said, I am a fan of both.
I have watched soap operas since I was a little girl who was too young to recognize the true complexities that were taking place on my television screen. One of my first ever “ships” was between Alan-Michael Spaulding and Lucy Cooper. I simply loved everything about them. The contrast between their social classes, how Alan-Michael fought his feelings for Lucy, and how hard they had to strive to get their happily ever after. I simply loved them. …
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