Bird-of-the-Week

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James T. Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise for a long tenure of live-action, animated and film series, is often remembered for a somewhat perverted propensity towards womanising. ย While he remains beloved for his particular brand of cowboy diplomacy, and the thrilling adventures they would take you on, it’s something that’s always undermined him and left him stuck in the sixties with other anachronisms. ย Where does this perspective even come from? ย Is it really something that undercuts his character throughout all of his appearances? ย If so, how has he held onto such a wide appeal despite the undeniable sexism of his approach to women?…   [continue reading]