Science fiction can act as a mirror for our society. Sometimes the reflection isn’t flattering. Take, for instance, the common trope of hooking up with hot anthropomorphic aliens. Now this wouldn’t irritate me in and of itself (or else Star Trek would’ve given me an aneurysm), but it always seems to cater to the straight, typically male audience who turn around and say “diverse” characters aren’t realistic.
I can hear you groaning from here. Oh, Christ. Not another SJW diatribe.
Well, no. Not quite. To paraphrase movieverse Mark Watney: “I’m gonna science the shit out of this.”