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I think you are being too generous in your interpretation. ‘The Outcast’ very carefully sidestepped the real issues. As Jonathon Frakes reports, he advocated for Soren, his J’naii love interest, be played by a male, but the producers refused. Further, in the script, when Soren describes to Riker how gendered J’naii are mistreated, there was an opportunity for Riker to say that similar discrimination had happened on Earth but does so no longer — just as Star Trek often maintains that there is no longer any discrimination against women in their universe — but the opportunity was missed.

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