How Does The Hit American Tv Series The New Black Address Issues Of Gender Representation And Equality?

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How does the hit American TV Series The Orange is the New Black address issues of gender representation and equality?

In the recent years, there are a lot argues about feminism. Some people thing that in today’s society there is no longer a need for feminism, women can also have the equal pay, equal job and equal rights in today society, for example Park Geun-hye becomes the first woman elected President of South Korea and Tsai Ing-wen becomes Taiwan’s first female president (Julian (2016)). At the same time, there are another people argue that gender inequality is still exist, according to an analysis carried out for the Trades Union Congress (TUC) by the Institute for Public Policy Research, women who have kid before 33 years old are paid 15% less than their childless peers. Also ‘a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) reveals that working women in the South suffer some of the harshest inequalities in the U.S., not only in terms of how much they are paid, but how they are treated in the workforce’. So, is today’s society no longer a need for feminism? In my opinion, no, I think gender inequality is still existing in today’s society.

In terms of Feminism, it is “ focus on women’s inequality, and how that inequality is structured and experienced at macro and micro levels.” Dillon (2014) The media I have chosen which match Feminism’s criteria is an American episode, called ‘Orange is the new black’. It is based on the ‘real experiences of…

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