General Hospital's Elizabeth, One Life to Live's Marty, Another World's Lorna and many others. What do they all have in common?
All were "bad girls" who became heroines thanks to being raped.
Is that really a good message to be sending out into the world?
I tackle soaps' tendency to make sexual assault a positive, character building experience for "Entertainment Weekly" at: http://community.ew.com/2014/09/30/soap-opera-rape-troubled-history/