Roseanne Barr has always been a trailblazer. Throughout her career, the comedian often broached topics that made FCC censors deeply uncomfortable, and one of those topics was the wildly distressing idea of... menstruation.
In February of 1989, Roseanne’s self-titled ABC sitcom ― which is getting a reboot slated for 2018 ― aired an episode that focused on her 11-year-old TV daughter, Darlene, getting her first period. As Roseanne told Oprah in an interview several years later, getting that episode on air was one of several battles she had with the network.
“They’re have just been so many [battles],” Roseanne said back then. “The menstruation show... It was hard because that had never been on television.”
It certainly wasn’t Roseanne’s first fight in her efforts to speak openly about women’s bodies Continue reading "The Word TV Censors Didn’t Want Roseanne To Say On Air"