For women who want pockets

For women who want pockets

Category: sexism

Pockets should not be patronizing

Pockets should not be patronizing

One fashion retailer had to re-evaluate their clothing descriptions this week after one description caused some outrage. Jaeger bran clothing described a pair of wool pants like this, “The side seam pockets will be as handy as ever when your boss decides they want four […]

Politics of Pockets

Politics of Pockets

“Much has been written about how sexism dictates whether a garment gets usable pockets. While class unquestionably plays a part, men’s clothing tends to have capacious, visible pockets; women’s clothing tends to have small pockets, if any at all. Content with their pockets, men have little to say about […]

The Weird, Complicated, Sexist History of Pockets

The Weird, Complicated, Sexist History of Pockets

People have a lot of feelings when it comes to pockets. In short: They are great only when you have them and only when they are large enough to stuff anything you want inside of them. A snack? A phone? A condom? All of that should be able […]

The Disturbing Reason Women’s Clothing Historically Never Had Pockets

The Disturbing Reason Women’s Clothing Historically Never Had Pockets

“If there is one thing women can communally agree on, it’s that we love pockets. We cannot get enough of them. Literally. We can’t, and don’t, get enough of them. It’s not news to any of us that still, in 2017, women’s clothing either completely […]

Pocket Equality Video

Pocket Equality Video

Why Women’s Pockets are Useless: A History

Why Women’s Pockets are Useless: A History

“The conversation hinges on the company’s decision to release a gigantic phone. However – and we’re not the first to point out – the “pocket problem” would be more accurately described as a “men’s pocket problem.” Most “pockets” in women’s clothing, are, pretty much without question, useless. Some won’t open at all.” Read more […]

The Gender Politics of Pockets

The Gender Politics of Pockets

But the biggest problem [In the fashion industry] might be the lack of pockets in the first place: women’s slacks, dresses, and blazers often have no pockets, or worse, “fake” pockets that serve no utilitarian purpose besides sartorially leading the wearer on to believe they have a […]