"I can't get used to having a woman on the bridge"

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by alpha_leonis, May 6, 2020.

  1. mb22

    mb22 Captain Captain

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    Not really interested in debating anything, but for the record, all these performers' 'sexualized' careers took off in 1999, two years before the GW Bush administration.
     
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  2. Sci

    Sci Admiral Admiral

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    Under a conservative Democrat in the White House and a Republican Congress, yes.
     
  3. 1001001

    1001001 Battling Sex Ghosts Moderator

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    Okay I think we're headed off-course here.

    A throw away line from 56 years ago still inspires passion.

    Weird.
     
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  4. Commishsleer

    Commishsleer Commodore Commodore

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    Thats what we're all about here.:lol:

    But generally women go around today wearing short skirts, conservative dresses, skin-tight outfits, whatever and no-one raises an eyebrow if the outfit is appropriate for the situation.
    If there were more women in TOS were doing what Number-One was doing - taking charge, kicking butts, taking names then we wouldn't care what they were wearing.
    There were too many frightened/infatuated female yeomen compared to the Marta's, Number One's and female Romulan Commanders
     
  5. T'Boo

    T'Boo T'Bonz - Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

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    ^ Yep. Product of its time.

    And not all females found miniskirts "empowering." Constantly worrying about flashing your panties is *not* empowering, in my book - it was damned annoying.

    Sign me, been there.
     
  6. Tim Zombieson

    Tim Zombieson Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Headcanon: A "wuh-mann" is a specific kind of near-human alien that grows facial spines and dark hair, during their planets winter, which is what happened with Yeoman J-M- C'olt. Una completely misunderstood Pike when he used that expression, and he was vague in explaining it.
     
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  7. Timo

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    Or then it's a term for a more generic shape-shifter, and the range of C'olt, with that spikes thing and all, is greater than with Una, who can merely alter her hair color, rank and backstory.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
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  8. Tenacity

    Tenacity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Also age only twenty-five years over the course of a century.
     
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