- Imperialist (frequently violating prime directive) ❌
- Misogynist (Seven of Nine exists to be abused and gaslit) ❌
- Racist (Ensign Kim is never promoted, unlike white characters; also Chakotay's entire character) ❌

- Anti-imperialist (5 season arc about resisting empire; station exists to help Bajor rebuild from occupation) ✅
- Pro-labor (Rom forms a union, is the hero) ✅
- Deeply struggles with how to defend socialism in a hostile world of struggling imperial powers ✅

DS9: Section 31 is authoritarian imperialism.
DS9: Every mirror universe episode is about how lesbians are evil.
DS9: Ferengi are a jewish stereotype and every one is played by a jewish actor.

Voyager: Um, Kirk never breaks the prime directive?
Voyager: Seven of nine is perfect, actually.
Voyager: Harry Kim is a chronic screw-up so he never gets promoted, which actually subverts the stereotype of the overachieving asian. He’s just this dude. It’s okay to be just this dude.


@tibius @buffalocialism Wrt the PD and Kirk, please correct me if I'm wrong: Weren't the villains of at least a few Star Trek: Original episodes, captains who had gotten stranded and thought that meant it was fine to break the heck out of the PD? That's half the plot of Voyager, and I pity the Starfleet captain who walks into all the baggage Voyager left behind in the name of survival.

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