The Golden Girls

30 Years Ago, “The Golden Girls” Treated Sick Women like We Matter

Three decades later, “Sick and Tired” remains a cultural touchstone for people with chronic illnesses.

Popaganda Episode: Nostalgia TV

The '90s are having a moment. In this podcast episode, we talk Sailor MoonSaved By the BellThe X-Files, and The Golden Girls, plus muse about the meaning of “girl power” and discuss whether shows like Downton Abbey... Read more »

What "The Golden Girls" Taught Me About Bioethics

From HIV stigma to a mansplaining doctor, The Golden Girls discussed it all. Read more »

How Great Would it Be to Relaunch Golden Girls?

The Golden Girls' feminism is self-evident: Four outspoken, post-menopausal women live together and support each other through older age, dealing together with their grown kids, ex-husbands, and dating lives. And they are not the punchline—they make the punchlines. This show,... Read more »

Where on TV are the Women Over 40? Increasingly, in the Boonies of Cable.

The rather unhappily squished cast of Hot in Cleveland. In recent years, some TV industry-watchers have declared victory for older women on cable, writing that the explosion of original... Read more »

We'll miss you, Rue McClanahan.

Television icon (and feminist favorite) Rue McClanahan passed away this morning at the age of 76. She was best known for her role as Blanche Devereaux on the classic sitcom The Golden Girls (though I probably didn't have to... Read more »