Why Do We Wear Skirts?

The skirt associated with liberation and oppression. The author Jung Chang explains to Mike Williams how the skirt was a dangerous thing to wear during the cultural revolution.

It’s a simple item of dress but one that says much about the societies in which we live. Mike Williams looks at this most basic form of dress the skirt. A rectangle cloth which throughout centuries has been associated with great meaning including women’s liberation and their oppression, politics & gender.

The programme includes an interview with Jung Chang, author of the bestselling “Wild Swans”, who describes how the skirt was a dangerous thing to wear during the cultural revolution.

Produced by Smita Patel

(Photo: Woman wears a polkadot skirt on a green background. Credit: Shutterstock). Credit: Shutterstock)

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Mon 14 Dec 2015 14:32GMT

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