Please don't take this for anything racist or sexist, I don't mean it that way at all, but I just about fell out of my seat laughing. Just left one thread here where the big rant of the evening is racism and now my very next thread, is a sexism rant. LMAO. To address the issue here. The writers here have vastly improved the role of females in Trek (especially TOS) which is good. Women carry much more responsibility in today's society than they did even during the time TNG was produced and yes, they should be thus represented. The meatier the role the better.