My teacher said it was. She was a woman. I would say no, cos lots of women wore short skirts in the 60's and it was seen as empowering. Also, Uhura isn't a 'maiden', ie she's admitted to having lovers. She's wearing a very short skirt and she isn't a target for courtship. She hasn't been claimed by the alpha male in the room and he isn't fighting off all the other males, ie Kirk. In fact, most of them are ignoring her and just going about their work and letting her go about hers. She doesn't seem to be under any pressure date anybody, she may even be single, but you can see her legs! I think it's empowering. Why wasn't it extended much, during ST in the 80's 90's and 00's? Cos they'd already gone far enough and we had to digest it? Should they go further? What should they do?