I caught this on /r/videos and it reminded me to talk about Scifi’s guerrilla war on toxic masculinity. Science fiction has always championed treating others as we want to be treated, and this video clip from Star Trek is no exception – take a look:
Everything Riker says rings true almost thirty years later – Deanna is her own person, as are all woman, and anyone who doesn’t understand that is in for a bumpy ride. Just ask Steven Crowder. In a tragically dysfunctional Jungian way, science fiction has been both ahead of time and behind the times when it comes to toxic masculinity. For myself, I’ve always felt that sunlight is the best disinfectant, and that’s why I’ve curated some Toxic Scifi Fan resources to you or someone you love with a complex problem.
I hope you enjoyed this moment of scifi sociology! Please feel welcomed to dive down the rabbit hole of every other Sci-Friday I’ve published in the past couple years. Have a great weekend! 🙂