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LINK The Social Mirror of Orange Is the New Black - TheHumanist.com

From the article: In Season 6 the inequities and brutal realities of the US prison system continue to be draped in the trappings of other oppressive systems. The socioeconomic stratifications outside the barbed wire-topped walls are on display as some inmates are represented by high-powered attorneys carrying sleek laptops, and others are represented by frazzled and overstressed public defenders. The power of religion to break apart a family is exemplified by the parents of inmate Nicky Nichols (Natasha Lyonne) who made their daughter’s bat mitzvah the battleground for a nasty divorce. The American Civil Liberties Union and Black Lives Matter show up in the courtroom to defend a black inmate wrongly accused of killing a guard, and in a moment that wrenches tears from both the character and the viewer, [SPOILER ALERT] a guilty verdict rings through the courtroom. Drawing a marked connection to the immigration battles of today’s politics, the industrialized prison corporation that controls the women’s lives begins to branch out into border control and detention.

zblaze 7 Aug 10

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I love this show. I have to wait for the DVD’s to come out, but well worth bingeing.

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I had to stop reading because I just started the new season, but I'll say this; I watched s6e1 and I had to stop. That was 2-3 days ago and I haven't moved ahead yet.
That episode was harder to watch than all but the most grizzly episodes of The Handmaid's Tale.

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Outstanding analysis and a great show. Have you seen Wentworth? It's a remake of a 70's version of a womens' prison - takes place in Australia.. It's amazing..

Yes I have, and really enjoyed it.

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