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So I think the author, Noah Berlatsky, is now officially the real life Larry.
OMG, how could they? I mean, cuz there are SO MANY shows that feature women, right? How rude of them to exclude men. Cuz it’s not like men dominate every corner of our media or anything >_>
"This may seem like a silly complaint. Men, after all, are amply represented in the media, in major and minor rolls, whether on Game of Thrones or Mad Men or Breaking Bad or The Wire."
WELL GUESS WHAT? IT IS A SILLY COMPLAINT.
"Why should OITNB, unique in being devoted to women, bother with more men? Because while media is full of men, real-life prisons are even more so. Men are incarcerated at more than 10 times the rate of women. In 2012, there were 109,000 women in prison. That’s a high number—but it’s dwarfed by a male prison population that in 2012 reached just over 1,462,000. In 2011, men made up about 93 percent of prisoners."
We so rarely get a show with a mostly female cast AND THEY HAD TO MAKE IT ABOUT THEM.
This is a show set in a WOMEN’S PRISON… Why would there even be male prisoners there?
If you’re that desperate for male representation, go watch Oz and Prison Break.
"The one male prisoner we meet, then, is violent and abusive, with a sexual kink that is presented as laughable and repulsive. He deviant, dangerous, and the show seems to think that he is exactly where he belong—behind bars. Female prisoners on the show are treated very differently. They may be violent and may be queer, but they are, for the most part, presented as sympathetic. This seems like a feminist move, on the surface. But the inability to extend that sympathy to male inmates, raises a disturbing possibility: that the show is condescending to women while reinforcing old and destructive attitudes about men."