Roddenberry put ladies in mini skirts, and it has never changed. Non Males to this day run around Star Trek swishing their hips and jiggling their breasts, to be fair shouldn't the guys be hanging around with their hands groping down their pants and flexing their muscles whenever a non male struts by?. It is disturbing that the lesser half of our species is still treated like second class citizens even in the future. Perhaps the Kzinti had it right with keeping them as breed-stock and leaving society to the Men. (I am not the one who created the 'War of the Sexes' - I just note that it still exists.)
Constant exposure to the same opinions leads to continual reinforcement of ideas until eventually, any challenge, no matter what form it takes, is going to be met with a disproportionate sense of outrage. Room for reasoned discussion can no longer occur.
That "bikini" is not a bikini... It is our DRESS UNIFORM dammit!
And we Orions are getting pretty ticked over the blatant disrespect the UFP is demonstrating towards our uniform and our culture, stealing what is part of our cultural identity, and recycling it for cheap thrills on a party planet as if it meant NOTHING!!!
The UFP is supposed to be better than this! The UFP is big on telling people how they respect their cultures and traditions, but then turn around and make a mockery of other cultures when it suits them!
Get your leaders to cease and desist abusing our uniform like that, and make their own swimwear without ripping our culture off!
We Orions are a very proud people, and we won't take this insult lightly!
-- Lola Laxness
(reposted by Smoovious Laxness on Lola's behalf since she doesn't have a forum account. )