Ryva Brall wrote:
The Mirrorball Man wrote:
Maybe she could have worn, you know, clothes. Different clothes for different occasions. Like, you know, people do.
Yeah, that would have been ideal. But every Trek series has had a female character in a form-fitting or revealing outfit, from Uhura to T'Pol. Even Kes had a tight-fitting bodysuit for a while. I've come to accept it as an annoying but inevitable trademark of the franchise.
And it's not just Star Trek. Attractive female characters have always been sexualized. I mean, look at some of the outfits worn by female comic book characters. How Emma Frost has never been arrested on suspicion of prostitution, I'll never know.
I said nothing about sexualization. I don't think it's a big deal when characters are sexualized, provided that it makes sense for said characters. Some people in real life are more in touch with their sex-appeal than others, after all. My point was that she didn't have to wear a "sexy uniform". She could have worn clothes, sexy clothes sometimes, not particularly sexy clothes some other times. Then what she would have worn would have served her characterization rather than harmed it.