10 Reasons Why Jadzia Dax is a Feminist Character

Here are the ten reasons why Jadzia Dax from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999) is a feminist character:

  1. Jadzia Dax is a Lieutenant Commander and Chief Science Officer in Starfleet on both Deep Space Nine (Bajoran Space Station) and the USS Defiant.
  2. Jadzia Dax is a joined Trill meaning that she has a symbiont. Dax has lived eight life times (both as men and women) and is three hundred years old. Though at the start of the series, Jadzia is only twenty eight. Dax has been a father, mother, test pilot, legislator, acrobat, engineer, mathematician, head of the Trill Symbiosis Commission, musician and negotiator. Jadzia Dax is a combination of both the single trill Jadzia and the three hundred year old symbiont Dax (all the hosts).
  3. Before Jadzia became Jadzia Dax she got degrees in Exobiology, Zoology, Astrophysics and Exoarchaeology.
  4. Dax almost got into a romantic same sex relationship with one of her former host’s wife Lenara Kahn. Jadzia and Lenara only broke the budding romance off because its taboo in Trill culture for former hosts’ relationships to effect the current ones.
  5. Jadzia is an expert on Klingon culture because of Curzon Dax who negotiated with them. She can fight well with a bat’leth, knows their battles, customs and language.
  6. Jadzia Dax is extremely clever and funny, which causes many people to be drawn to her. Dax lives life to the fullest never discriminating against being friends with any species and never lets anything stop her from having a fun time.
  7. Dax is both friends an advisor to Captain Benjamin Sisko. She knew Sisko back when Dax was an older man named Curzon. They have a close enough  relationship where they both can tell the other the brutal truth. The Captain affectionately calls Jadzia Dax “Old Man” even when they are on duty together.
  8. Jadzia Dax marries the Klingon Lieutenant Commander Worf though she never lets him control her actions or her choses of friends. Dax and Worf love each other dearly and are partners in most things.
  9. Dax can be a serious skillful Science Officer, but she does love to party and gamble in her free time. Jadzia plays tongo (card game) with groups of Ferengi and hosts parties for visiting Starfleet crews.
  10. Jadzia has a very close relationship with the female Bajoran first officer Kira Nerys. They have a sisterhood, which no man could ever touch.

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