Double standards are everywhere in geek cultures. Most of them are easy to spot in such things as clothing and armor options for genders. Such standards extend into character archetypes as well. A very well known trope that is often reserved specifically for women is the Damsel in Distress trope. We’re all familiar with this, but one character archetype that seems to skip women is the Jerk With A Heart of Gold.
Rick Berman is an idiot. Seriously. I cannot stress this enough. Rick Berman is a flipping idiot.
On top of ruining Star Trek with the poor writing of Voyager and the abomination that is Enterprise, Rick Berman produced some of the worst episodes of the series. One of these episodes falls right into Sexualized Saturday’s wheelhouse. That episode Star Trek The Next Generation’s “The Outcast”.