queerbucky:

ladysaviours:

madamedevideoland:

flavorpill:


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.

No, ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Doesn’t Need to Focus on Men’s Stories

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?’

queerbucky:

ladysaviours:

madamedevideoland:

flavorpill:

This morning, The Atlantic published a piece by Noah Berlatsky about the “irresponsible portrayal of men” on Orange Is the New BlackOrange, 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.

No, ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Doesn’t Need to Focus on Men’s Stories

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.

jaidefinichon:

Hey, Foster.
Mañana iremos al veterinario
Y te cortaremos las bolas. 

(traduccion Palos liceanos)

(Source: hoppusfarm)

loonytwin:

Aomine: Now I see why you always jump first for fire related calls. Makoto, right?

Rin: Shut up, you never complain… since you get to see “Bakagami”. 

Kagami: Sorry Ahomine was such an ass, I’ll buy lunch, my treat. You like burgers?

Makoto: Ah, that’s okay! Rin was also a bit mean. And sure, thank you. 

— 

Two things: one, rin and aomine are actually good friends, they just like to tease each other, and two, shirts? what shirts? we don’t need those here. 

floormaster:

this was funnier in my head;;

prince-lowell:

I’ll be honest, I was expecting them to kiss :3 x