Give Kirk a Break-Spock’s the One Putting Women Back in the Kitchen

Give Kirk a Break-Spock’s the One Putting Women Back in the Kitchen

This blog post argues that within the world of Star Trek:TOS Spock is a far more sexist character than Kirk. Arguing that while Kirk seduces women he does not do this out of disrespect but rather because it is his most effective means of preventing said women from hurting his ship or his crew. The major point being that despite the inherent sexism of the world he lives in and the situations he is put in his individual actions are justifiable.

While not directly related to much of this course I found this blog post very interesting and would be interested to hear the thoughts of a gender-studies scholar and/or a true trekkie on this.


One response to “Give Kirk a Break-Spock’s the One Putting Women Back in the Kitchen

  • cstabile

    Not a true Trekkie, but it seems that Spock’s contempt for emotions in the original series really serves as a critique of all things feminine. I think it comes down to choosing between two forms of sexism: Kirk’s cowboy-style virility and promiscuity versus Spock’s rational, cool rejection of anything associated with women. Makes for some complicated slash . . .

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