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16 Times "The Golden Girls" Were Progressive As Fuck

From menopause to homelessness, The Golden Girls always kept it real.

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1. When Sophia helped Blanche realize her gay brother deserved just as much happiness as her:

2. When Dorothy went to several doctors and they didn't believe she was sick:

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3. When Rose confronted her sexual harasser at the dentist office:

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4. And when Blanche confronted hers in the classroom:

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5. When Blanche's daughter took the nontraditional route and decided to get artificially inseminated:

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6. When Dorothy didn't hold back and called her [AWFUL] friend out on her antisemitism:

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7. When Blanche helped Rose realize AIDS can affect us all:

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8. When Rose had to face her pill addiction and the difficult steps to overcome it:

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9. When Sophia’s friend contemplated suicide:

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10. And when Sophia's friend struggled with the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease:

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11. When Dorothy's son fell in love and broke all kinds of stereotypes:

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12. When Sophia dropped the truth about a parent's unconditional love:

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13. When Blanche's nanny confided in her about being in a relationship with Big Daddy:

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14. When the girls gave us a look into the harsh reality of being homeless:

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15. When Dorothy and Sophia weren't afraid to talk openly about menopause:

16. And last but not least, when they openly talked about their thriving sex lives:

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