Lady Godiva was a freedom rider
She didnt’ care if the whole world looked.
Joan of Arc with the Lord to guide her
She was a sister who really cooked.
Bea Arthur was an amazing actress, comedienne, and feminist. Growing up in the 1970s, Maude was one of my favorite sitcoms. Of course, I couldn’t have understood at the time exactly how groundbreaking it was.
The Feministing blog has collected several favorite Bea Arthur moments, including a scene from the groundbreaking and tear-jerking two-part episode where Maude discovers she is pregnant at 47, and faces a difficult decision.
Rest in peace, Bea Arthur. Right on, Maude.