For women who want pockets

For women who want pockets

Children’s clothing newest target of pocket destruction

Children’s clothing newest target of pocket destruction

Lack of access to pockets is nothing new for the wealthy Western women held up as paragons of femininity. After all, they lost theirs over 200 years ago. But for much of history, working-class women, older women and girls had storage space in aprons, overalls and smock-like pinafores. That sartorial separateness evaporated in recent decades, with girls’ clothing increasingly mirroring their pocketless mothers’. The lack of pockets not only restricts girls’ ability to explore and discover, it also signals a limited view of what they can and ought to do. That should be unacceptable in 2020. To empower women, we’re going to need to give girls their pockets back.

Read the full blog at the Washington Post