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film criticism by maryann johanson | since 1997

one big reason why I love ‘House of Cards’ (spoiler: its depiction of women wielding power)

Because it features so many women who are smart, capable, and wield power like men do. But even so, there has not previously been a moment as powerful as this one in S05E07.


There is such power here. All women — only women — inhabiting one of the most potent symbols of authority and leadership that exists in our culture: the Oval Office in the White House.


You think this looks weird or odd? How do you think it looks when a room like this is full of men only?


It gives me chills. I love it.

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