‚ÄúMiniskirts are not fashion.¬† They are a return to tribal corporate costume.¬† In tribal societies men and women wear the same short skirts.¬† There is no change . ‚Ä¶ The miniskirt is not sexy.¬† Sex does not interest tribal man as a theme.‚ÄĚ
But not a lot, I think, about the miniskirt.¬† Here is a man with a theory.¬† Electric media is turning us into tribal beings.¬† Each new thing that comes along, such as the miniskirt, must be part of this pattern.¬† As Marshall liked to say, ‚Äúwith the miniskirt the end is in sight.‚ÄĚ¬† The end that is of rational, print-oriented, visually-biased man. ¬†Take a look for yourself. What do you think? Sexy or not sexy?¬†¬†
¬†Cordially, Marshall and Me
Marshall McLuhan, Culture Is Our Business, 1970, p. 304.