Juliette Fretté is a self described artist, writer, feminist and Playboy Playmate. After watching the new Star Trek movie, she wrote about a topic that geeks worldwide have wondered since they first watched ST:TOS in reruns. She asks: The women of Star Trek: Why are they wearing those uniforms?. This is a thoughtful article and not a diatribe by any stretch.
In this snippet she contemplates what she’s seen in the recent ST movie from JJ Abrams:
Though I did not condemn the garments as particularly offensive (especially in light of the film’s other valiant attempts at egalitarianism), I still found the notion particularly hilarious: that several hundred years into the future, where humans and extraterrestrials are portrayed as united in their intergalactic relationships, women workers are still wearing short skirts while men are wearing pants.
Here’s a random sampling of women from Star Trek, decide for yourself whether she has a point of not. I couldn’t find a pic of Zoe Saldana, the new Lt. Uhura in her old school mini skirt. I believe the answer to Juliette’s question is because the new movie incorporated some of the look and feel from the The Original Series, this includes the skirts.