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)