Content Warning: this episode contains a brief discussion of date rape.
Two fan-favorite characters are displaying signs of toxic masculinity: Lt Cdr Geordi La Forge and Neelix. Ryan and Becca shine a light on these characters' upsetting behaviors, and how they reflect real-life situations, especially in the workplace. Also featuring large space-dwelling creatures that are somehow never called space whales. We look at The Next Generation episode “Galaxy's Child” (S4:E16) and Voyager episode “Elogium” (S2:E4).
How is this not a Space Whale?
What We Watched
A justifiably angry Dr. Brahms confronts Geordi, standing next to her holo-double
Expressions of Toxic Masculinity
The Nice Guy
Nice Guy Syndrome via Geek Feminism Wiki
"Friends" by xkcd
Controlling Jealous Boyfriend
20 Signs Your Partner Is Controlling via Psychology Today
11 Signs Your Partner Has Unhealthy Jealousy via Bustle
Crazy Jealous Guy via TV Tropes
Words We're Watching: Mansplaining via Merriam-Webster
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit via Guernica
This does not look like a business meeting
Workplace Sexual Harassment
8 Things To Know About Sexual Harassment In The Workplace via FairyGodBoss
Neelix takes his anger out on the lettuce
Abuse in Relationships
Cycle of Abuse via Wikipedia
Battered Woman Syndrome via Wikipedia
Sometimes you just gotta eat the flowers, amirite