Rita Is Better Than Helen Or Amy!
Rita Is Better Than Helen Or Amy! is a revisionist essay by The Angst Guy (featuring some unicode issues), arguing that Rita Barksdale got a bad rap from fandom.
As well as arguing for a favourable view of Rita and what she's likely gone through, TAG points out that in her first appearance in "I Don't" - one of the rare showings that led fandom to dismiss her - it's Helen and "cool" Aunt Amy who are the ones being unpleasant. Rita has also been more involved than Amy in Daria and Quinn's lives, since they barely recognise the latter aunt!