"Beta-human is a word I use to describe Troi's mixed heritage,
Betazoid and Human. it also stands for how her Betazoid alien race
is portrayed as 'feminine', while Human assumes 'masculine' attributes.
In the Star Trek universe, Human also assumes an Aryan-centric identity.
Troi, depicted as exotic through her Betazoid heritage, portrays women
and non-Aryans as alien.
To think on...
-How do you know a character is an alien? Dress, speech,
tradtions, philosophies, body?
-What is portrayed as normal for Human?
-How do these attributes relate to you?