Hugs happen in all kinds of relationships on screen, and most of them enhance the connection between the people in it. But then there are those hugs that are just awkward and that you can't even look at.
Showing support for equality starts with the treatment of women from their male counterparts, with a few male characters taking that in stride already. Which male TV character have you labeled a feminist already?
Elena: How do you do it? Penelope: Do what, honey? Elena: Be alone, go through life without a partner who cares about you. Penelope: Okay, well that's one way of putting it. Actually, I've been talking about this in therapy, and I love being alone, it's the best. And we're strong women who don't need a partner to define us.