Quote: Angel One

This episode [Angel One] repeats many elements of the classic woman ruler. She is shown to be unenlightened and susceptible to masculine charm…The quick collapse of Beata into Riker’s arms, and that of her colleague Ariel into the survivor Ramsay’s arms, suggests that this planet of women just needed real men to show up. Women may obtain political power, the plot suggests, but they will always choose to fall into the arms of a “real” man, forsaking that power.

Sexual Generations: “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and Gender by Robin Roberts, 1999.

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