Barbara Rosenblat's storied career includes time served on Broadway and more film and television roles than you could throw a pie at. But you probably know her best as Orange is the New Black's Miss Rosa, the husky-voiced, curmudgeonly, terminal cancer patient.
Time. You've got time. In the Netflix show Orange Is The New Black time is pretty much the only thing that is on the characters' side, because as Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) learned in season one, it's about all you can count on.
I want to watch a show that criticizes our reliance on incarceration, not one that depicts a jumpsuit as an item every woman needs in her closet. That helps viewers see how an unequal social playing field can set women up for failure, not one that highlights women's faulty individual choices.
Right now, there are at least 80,000 people in the United States facing that horrifying existence, including people with mental and physical disabilities, pregnant women, the elderly, and children as young as 13.