I started watching Orange is the New Black this weekend, and it’s making me think a lot about freedom. I know everyone’s been raving about this show but it makes me a little bit sad. Actually, more than a little bit sad, a lot sad.
Yes, the show has funny moments, but what makes it truly sad to me is not the funny parts. The truly sad thing about this show is how insanely messed up our prison systems. It makes my heart break for everyone who is incarcerated, because it’s really easy to forget they are human beings. Human beings who are frequently treated little better than animals.
I’m sure this is also the point of the show, but it just gives me the sads.