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JACI STEPHEN’S ul­ti­mate in­sight into the week’s soaps

The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - NEWS -

T he ladies of Soa­p­land ap­pear to have missed the #MeToo move­ment that en­cour­ages women to stand up to abuses in­flicted on them by men. But maybe they don’t need it; they’re a tough bunch who, frankly, are more scary than the men in their lives.

Abuse has been dealt with ex­tremely well over the years, but the sub­ject is not as ver­bally dis­cussed as it is in real life – a bit #MeNei­ther. For the most part, you wouldn’t want to meet these women down a dark al­ley.

Coro­na­tion Street’s Tracy has com­mit­ted one mur­der and has no hes­i­ta­tion in deck­ing a man – as Steve found out.

East­End­ers’ Sharon is a cross be­tween Lady Mac­beth and Boadicea, and Kat’s not far be­hind. The re­turn of Kim Tate to Em­merdale has res­ur­rected the genre to greater heights. Not only would you not want to meet her down a dark al­ley, men should fear hav­ing their throats cut by her barbed com­ments alone. Her cut­ting tongue puts a samu­rai sword to shame.

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