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Old September 13 2013, 03:55 PM   #19
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Re: No female starship captains in the 2250s-60s?

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Fast forward to the late 90's & early 2000's when Voyager/Enterprise aired and the idea of a females in position of authority is pretty well accepted - so women have already been shown to command starships.
That could be the "in universe" explaination, Human society when through a period (however long) where women were simply not placed in positions of authority, decades pass and society altered and women in charge of starships was acceptible.

Even today in 2013, for a women to be in command of a naval combatant is rare.

Which would seem odd as we've seen Number One as XO, Nancy Hedford as a Federation Commissioner, Areel Shaw as a prosecutor and even Lester herself as an expedition leader.
Which, regardless of Roddenberry's intent, leads me to believe that Lester is simply batshit crazy and there are women in command of Starfleet ships and installations.
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