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