This was very interesting to read. I have not watched House Of Cards yet because I don’t have Netflix but the concept looks intriguing.
I would agree with you re: the reasons she is seen as such a bitch/sociopath. We (as society) love to hate on strong capable women for a multitude of bad reasons.
PS: when I was scrolling through my feed on Medium, I first read this title as “The Villianazation of _Carrie_ Underwood” and I thought what? That can’t be right. And also, Carrie has really aged. Just another reason to ~not~ skim a feed, I guess.