House of Cards Does Military Rape

Jamison KoehlerCurrent Events

Without giving anything away, the second season of the House of Cards has picked up on the issue du jour – military rape – and the writers are obviously basing their characters on real people.  It is not a stretch, for example, to conclude that the pretty California congresswoman named Jackie Sharp was inspired by the actual pretty California congresswoman named Jackie Speier.  It is almost like the Seinfeld writers picking on all their friends. And I guess we should not be offended that the House of Cards character pushing for true reform – taking the decision-making out of the military chain of command – is played by the Robin Wright villainess.