According to some feminist theorists, love and friendship may not be as distinct as we imagine

According to some feminist theorists, love and friendship may not be as distinct as we imagine

Television programs, from *Rosewood* to *Degrassi* to *Orphan Black*, explore in ever-greater depth the complexities, pain, humor, and joy of romantic love between two women

(1) Yet when sexual tension emerges in a relationship between women friends, the usual fear of rejection is complicated by cultural taboos against homosexuality and lesbianism.

Courageous television personalities such as Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O’Donnell helped pave the way, at least in some places, for more open discussion of romantic love between two women. Suddenly, just like famous heterosexual couples, popular lesbian couples and details of their romances filled gossip magazines and became commonplace household conversation. Continue reading “According to some feminist theorists, love and friendship may not be as distinct as we imagine”