Grace Lee Whitney and Miniskirts in Canon + Nichelle Nichols' Commentary

So, I learned today that it was Grace Lee Whitney (Yeoman Rand from Star Trek TOS) that helped to make miniskirts canon.

Also, Nichelle Nichols had this to say:

“Contrary to what many may think today, no one really saw [the uniform] as demeaning back then.  In fact, the miniskirt was a symbol of sexual liberation.”

I also love the author’s description of the men’s uniforms as “tight, black, clingy, capri pants.”  


But it’s instances like this that I think highlight the importance of why context matters so much.  An object, a mode of dress, a representation of a character, or a storyline can mean very different things depending on the era from which it’s derived.

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