And I was also thinking about how so many ‘feminists’ who argue about how the first reboot Star Trek film was the most sexist film ever~ will go on all day about Uhura is ‘just Spock’s vagina’ and how she should ‘go back to being perpetually single like during the 1960s’ (nevermind that was due to racism, not gender progressiveness), but will barely say a word about Amanda Grayson being fridged for Spock’s angst and Winona Kirk just existing for a few minutes to give birth to Jim and then dropping out of the narrative while all the focus is on his dead dad (not to say that birthing isn’t awesome, but when it’s her ONLY role before being ignored completely, that’s a problem).
Then that reminded me that there’s actually ANOTHER case of Women in Refrigerators other than Amanda — Nero’s nameless wife literally appears in a hologram for a few seconds, just so we can be told she died (and was pregnant as well, I think)? Like, was that even necessary for his tragic backstory? Or to have a parallel to Amanda’s fridging that also wasn’t necessary?
But hey, let’s talk about how Uhura needs to go back to the 1960s instead, where the only time she gets kissed is when it’s forced on her, because that’s apparently so much more progressive than her kissing the man she loves and who loves her back out of her own choosing /sarcasm