Thanks to Lisa at The Daily Dot for this article, “Trekkie Feminist analyzes how boldly Star Trek actually went.” Here’s a brief excerpt:
“Star Trek as a utopian vision creates a vision of how humans will hopefully be in two or three centuries. The fact that there’s still remnants of sexism, racism and homophobia in that vision is unsettling,” Jarrah Hodge told the Daily Dot.
Hodge is the creator of a new Tumblr blog called Trekkie Feminist, where she examines episodes from all the Star Trek TV series—as well as the classic and rebooted movies—though a feminist lens. She defines feminism as “a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation and oppression,” which is “interconnected with struggles to end racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism and classism.” The majority of posts so far deal with The Original Series, which Hodge said she wanted to tackle first since it set the guiding principles for future Trekincarnations.