IF YOU DONT REBLOG, YOU DONT HAVE A HEART.
im sorry followers.
Midnightwhoree: How could i ignore this! Always and forever against child abuse!
People who abuse children are sick! && should be locked up!
I don’t care what blog you run, EVERYONE should AT LEAST reblog this once
This morning, The Atlantic published a piece by Noah Berlatsky about the “irresponsible portrayal of men” on Orange Is the New Black. Orange, a groundbreaking show with a wonderful and admirably diverse cast, is set inside a women’s prison, and the characters definitely reflect that setting. It’s a show created by a woman (Jenji Kohan), based on a memoir written by a woman (Piper Kerman). It’s a show that aims to tell women’s stories —and it succeeds masterfully— but Berlatsky’s complaint, naturally, is that the show “barely, and inadequately” represents men.
“This may seem like a silly complaint,” he writes before launching into a truly silly complaint. Berlatsky’s first, most basic argument for why Orange should include more men is the fact that real-life prisons are populated by far more men than women. This is very true and unfortunate, but that shouldn’t have much bearing on a show set inside a women’s prison. If HBO’s Oz were failing to adequately portray men, then by all means, let’s talk about it! But this isn’t Oz, nor is this a male-centric show. There is, without a doubt, a lot to discuss and debate when it comes to male prisons and prisoners, and the cultural attitudes surrounding them — particular black male inmates — but a piece on Orange Is the New Black is hardly the place to discuss it. It’s a subject that deserves a more nuanced and thoughtful take, not one haphazardly attached to Netflix program about women.
And this is why women CAN’T HAVE ANYTHING.
I have to applaud the author for not adding “… you ridiculous whiner” to the title, because it is an act of restraint that I would not have been capable of.
#so as i understand it#the complaint is that oitnb has complex and structured female characters#while male-centered prison shows like oz reinforced hurtful sterotypes#and are no where near the level of ointb#and now men are complaining about it?#basically: a woman asks ‘why are there no women in this’#the men answer: ‘oh my god if you want it to represent you go right your own’#so the woman does#and now men are like ‘why aren’t you writing about men?’