||[Feb. 10th, 2010|11:05 am]
My secret personal theory: in Starfleet in the reboot Trek universe, male Starfleeters are forbidden by regulation to wear the skirt uniform. Starfleet catches a lot of flak for this, but they're a traditional kind of organization in some ways, and the higher-ups have stuck to their guns- young men can't wander around with their bare thighs visible, dammit, it would be immodest! Not to mention distracting to the female officers and encouraging of inappropriate fraternization. |
All the men are annoyed by this, of course. Pants are always more restricting of motion than a good sports skirt, they need to be cleaned (the women who get splattered with alien mud just wipe their legs off with a towel and move on), and they're uncomfortable when the heating system is working in excess (as is notoriously common on Starfleet vessels). And that's not even getting into how ridiculously retrograde and old-fashioned it makes them look- but hey, what're you gonna do.
And that's why reboot!Kirk spent three years wearing a minidress to off-campus bars. He's a rebel, baby.