stabilized star trek shot
I know I already reblogged this once but this is actually really bugging me. Can we talk about Uhurua here?
This is a GREAT example of how fucking ridiculous and stupid the impractical nature of sexualizing women in sci-fi really is. Not only is Uhura’s character typically prevented from getting in on the action, but here her ridiculously short skirt prevents her from falling the way everyone else on deck is falling.
Stupidly designed costumes for female heroes not only look stupid and undermine the character’s professionalism, but they induce forced, ridiculous moments like this that reduce believability. Sexually objectifying costumes turn female characters into obstacles that need to be staged correctly, not active humans who get injured and thrown around rooms and get back up again like all their male counterparts.