There were the close family ties of the Bauers on Guiding Light, the Hughes family in As The World Turns, and even now the Hortons, who are still front and center on Days of our Lives.
I have loved having the chance to watch characters grow and change over the years, such as Rachel on Another World, Barbara on As the World Turns, and Viki on One Life to Live.
But then, I think about something else I have always delighted in, and began to feel a bit guilty.
Is it wrong to like a good old fashioned catfight? You know what I’m talking about. Two female characters hate each other so much, they can’t resist the urge to go at each other until there is only one left standing.
As much joy as they bring me, and they are certainly a staple of soaps, I'm left wondering if they are degrading to women. The fact that they are generally fighting over a man, certainly adds a touch of misogyny to the equation
Below are some of my favorite rumbles from the past. Should I feel guilty for enjoying these epic battles? I would love to know what you think.
Is this harmless entertainment? Or an example of how women are treated poorly in our society? Sound off below!