House of Cards and Feminsim, with link

This article on the New Republic is an interesting point against Jezebels article, which I felt was a little too sympathetic. I’m more concerned with whether or not the show is women-sensitive overall. I feel that they generally do a good job of showing women and minorities as complex and properly fleshed out characters. I think Jezebel was aiming to place Claire Underwood as a feminist not because they think the character herself is feminist, but that the character has been written to feminist ideals – strong, powerful, but also very flawed. There are moments when you like her and moments when you hate her just as much as Frank. This is the type of complexity that was traditionally under-represented.


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