RIP: A Sister Who Really Cooked

30 Apr

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.

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