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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.

http://www.treknews.net/tag/nichelle-nichols/page/2/

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.”  

Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=eQ4vOPcCM40C&pg=PA194&dq=grace+lee+whitney+miniskirt&hl=en&sa=X&ei=fWeKU9nWM-21sATx3YCgAw&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=grace%20lee%20whitney%20miniskirt&f=false

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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