Episode 125: Trans-ness in Trek

We’re joined by two great guests to explore examples of sex and gender change and trans allegories from the Star Trek universe – from Kirk and Lester’s body swap in “Turnabout Intruder” and Quark’s turn as Lumba in “Profit and Lace” to the importance of Dax as a trans icon.

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Hosts: Grace and Jarrah

Guests: Mara (Sizer714 on r/stobuilds)and Elissa (@expectproblems)

Editor: Jarrah

Transcription: Grace

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  • genderqueer:  of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity cannot be categorized as solely male or female
  • autigender is defined as “autism as part or whole of gender identity; a gender that can only be understood in context of being autistic;” when your gender experience is influenced by or linked to your autism, or your understanding of the concept of gender itself is fundamentally altered by your autism. (Source)
  • agender literally means “without gender” and can refer to a non-binary gender identity or a statement of not having a gender identity.
  • trans masculine is a term used to describe people who were assigned female at birth but identify with masculinity to a greater extent than femininity, as in Janice Lester from “Turnabout Intruder.” It can also be a gender identity in its own right (Source and more info).

  1 comment for “Episode 125: Trans-ness in Trek

  1. “Another Life” had a non-binary character whose presense wasn’t highlighted at all. It was nice. That series is unlikely to get a second series unfortunately

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