WOMEN
07/01/2014 09:23 am ET Updated Jul 01, 2014

Writer Doesn't Understand Why Show About Women's Prison Has So Few Men

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Orange Is the New Black, the prison dramedy based on the memoir of Piper Kerman, is a very good show. When you consider its focus on women -- particularly those who are trans or non-white or have been made voiceless by the punitive system -- you might even call it groundbreaking. But in spite of all that, one male fan (who happens to be a writer at the Atlantic) is unhappy with the underrepresentation of a very specific group. Why, he asks, can't a show about an all-women correctional facility do more to represent the inmates who are men?

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