Author: N.M. Praska

N.M. Praska is a feminist and scientist in Minneapolis, MN. Among other things, her interests include solving puzzles, fighting the patriarchy and drinking tea.

Sisko and Worf: Single Fathers of Starfleet

Sisko hugs Jake

Families and children did not make a regular appearance in Star Trek until TNG premiered in 1987 with the introduction of Dr. Crusher and her son, Wesley, in the first season. Despite current conversations focusing on the nuclear family, we…

Will Riker: Unlikely Feminist

When referring to feminism in media, we often focus on how women are represented in film, television and other forms of pop culture. This is certainly important – Star Trek has many excellent women characters that display various feminist traits…