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'House of Cards' is built on women in Season 4

'House of Cards' is built on women in Season 4

Women have not fared so well in "House of Cards."

Ask Zoe Barnes, Rachel Posner or even Claire Underwood after the showdown with her husband at the end of Season 3.

Oh, wait: You can't ask Zoe or Rachel, can you?

Outside of Claire (Robin Wright), they were generally no match for the ambition, guile and mendacity of Francis J. Underwood (Kevin Spacey). Given the violent and grotesque endings for Barnes and Posner, along with Underwood's contemptuous treatment of most professional women who have crossed his path and managed to live, one might even use the adjective "misogynistic" to describe the treatment of women in the series.

But that looks...