Posts Tagged 'Aliens'

What I wish I could unlearn from Star Trek TNG / 3: humans, humans everywhere

What I wish I could unlearn from Star Trek TNG / 3: humans, humans everywhere

The TV shows we watch contribute to the shaping of our ideas and notions about the world we live in. On one hand, they can reinforce what we think we know, and the things we don’t realize shape us and our social relations.

In the first post of this series of three, I briefly explored how TNG authors reinforced, most likely unknowingly and unwillingly, certain notions about gender. The representations they gave of many female characters seem to suggest that women are second to men in terms of potential, and that their role is to assist their male boss, husband or father in their endeavors.