Why do you view gender equality in the franchise as a conflict?
No one does that.
You want to see a quota filled. There is a difference.
Precisely. We have a strong, professional woman in Uhura and a highly intelligent, capable woman in Carol Marcus.
As a gay man, I care not for numbers but for substance. If I don't "see" any (since I look and act like a straight man) I'll just assume that they're there. No big deal to me.