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Old November 1 2011, 03:57 AM   #50
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Re: Star Trek: Typhon Pact: The Struggle Within (ebook) review thread

Finished The Struggle Within. An enjoyable book, though I think it's a bit rushed.

One quibble: The Talarian situation is just a bandaid in the long run. There can't possibly be such unanimity of opinion amongst Talarian females that formal politics is irrelevant and not what they want to participate in that there wouldn't be a lot of Talarian women wishing to break into the patriarchy's power structure. And the very fact that so many Talarian women felt so oppressed by the government's recent policies means, at the end of the day, that they can't just trust the government not to infringe upon their rights and desires without eventually seeking a voice.

But, as Picard would likely say, that's ultimately an internal Talarian problem and not something the Federation should be getting involved in.
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