Trek Comic Caption Contest #5: Talk to the Hand!!

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by King Daniel Beyond, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Splitting hairs. Stereotypes aren't based on facts. There are just as many factual flaws behind the insulting portrayal of Troi as an incompetent responsible for the crash. So this is not about facts, it's about attitudes and predispositions. If people were predisposed to mock men for their "driving" skills, they'd ignore the facts so they could make jokes about Kirk and Paris and all the countless male characters who've crashed shuttles. Hell, the one character in Trek history who's been canonically mocked onscreen as a terrible automobile driver is James T. Kirk. But instead the only character who is RELENTLESSLY AND REFLEXIVELY MOCKED in fandom as a dangerous driver at every opportunity, even though it's never been a significant part of her character, is a woman. And that tells me that sexism is alive and well on the Internet. This is an ugly joke, it's a tired and overused joke, and it should stop. Even if it weren't derogatory, it's just overused and cliched. It's lazy to fall back on it.
     
  2. King Daniel Beyond

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    Go start a sexism thread elsewhere, people.
     
  3. The Laughing Vulcan

    The Laughing Vulcan Admiral Admiral

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    Can we have a racism thread about Chakotay crashing shuttles then?

    That's a far longer running gag than Troi's piloting skills.
     
  4. SicOne

    SicOne Commodore Commodore

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    Well, Christopher, that's somewhat appropriate for I am a lazy, fall-back kind of guy. ;)

    But, yeah, what KingDaniel said. Just acknowledge for us that I was right about Picard's statement regarding casualties where it contradicts your own and about Kirk, not Decker, being the one to fly Constellation into the DD Machine, and I'll spot you the "Timeless" reference, guy. If you wanna debate sexism in Trek, ad nauseum, we should pop on over to Miscellaneous or perhaps TNZ, where they frequently eat their own young. You know we'll get a variety of differing opinions.

    Okay, anyone else have any funny captions? Anyone? Bueller?