Gender in Star Trek

WELCOME

I am writing my doctoral dissertation on gender in Star Trek, focusing mostly on Deep Space Nine and Voyager, and I created this website to help me with my research to determine if other fans are interpreting the shows in a similar way as I am. Please take a few moments to answer my questions, taking as much, or as little, time as you would like.   Any information you are willing to offer would really help.   Thank you, Michele.

Please answer the following questions:

What is your Gender ?

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Please answer the following questions on the form fields below:

1.    Consider the main characters of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (Odo, Jandzia Dax, Ezri Dax, Kira Nerys, Benjamin Sisko, Quark and Julian Bashir) and suggest which ones act the most feminine and which ones act the most masculine. Try to discount their biological "sex" while you do this and base this on their behavior solely.  Explain why you made the choices you made.

2.    Please do the same for the minor or marginal characters (any characters you want to address, including other aliens)  of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and explain why you made the choices you did.

3. Consider the main characters of Star Trek: Voyager (Kathryn Janeway, B'Elanna Torres, Chakotay, the Doctor, Seven of Nine, Kes, Neelix, Tom Paris, Tuvok and Harry Kim) and suggest which ones act the most feminine and which ones act the most masculine.  Try to discount their biological "sex" while you do this and base this on their behavior solely.  Explain why you made the choices you made.

4.    Please do the same for the minor characters (any other characters you want to address, especially other aliens the crew encounter) of Star Trek: Voyager and explain why you made the choices you did.

5.    Consider  the choices you have made regarding the masculine or feminine behaviors of different characters in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager and suggest if  you think that their race (example: African American, American Indian, or even Alien) affected your choice.  Please suggest why or why not.


Michele Diana Prince.
Dissertation Research
Revised: December 10, 2001.