io9 addressed the tweets on Monday in a tongue and cheek manner, saying “Good. If we’re going to start blasting IMAX shots of naked medical/science officers for no reason besides because they could, at least give us a few Bones pics.” But was sure to add they thought the scene was ridiculous. My feelings wouldn’t be hurt if the scene wasn’t in the movie, but often notice there isn’t much of an uproar when the situation is reversed. My biggest issue about it was that it was used in a viral video campaign for the movie, putting the scene in a spotlight that made it stand out. If you are going to point to the men being half naked as well, yet not highlight them, you can’t be surprised the scene would get extra attention from fans.
What I found more interesting was a blog post from actress Felicia Day about the movie where she took notice that the movie was lacking in strong women. Feeling Carol Marcus (pictured above) served as little more than damsel in distress and Uhura mostly only served to humanize Spock. Mainly she points to the scene where Kirk and all the Admirals are sitting around the big table and get attacked, not seeing any women there. I think she is on the money with that specific point and think they could have been well served by having a woman or two sitting around the table (unless there was and both her and I don’t remember).
That being said, I do think the female leads have some good qualities as well.