Brute Reason

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Feminism, Depravity, and Power in House of Cards - Conor Friedersdorf - The Atlantic

This article spends a lot of time debating whether or not Claire Underwood is a feminist, but I feel like the question of whether or not fictional characters are feminists is largely pointless. Nobody is a feminist who doesn’t identify themselves as one. The more interesting, relevant, and answerable question is whether or not a given SHOW is feminist, and I would argue that this one is, because it examines power dynamics and implicitly criticizes anti-feminist stances on things like sexual assault, abortion, and “family values.”

Spoilers galore in this article, by the way.

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