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 to fit in fashion’s favorite hidden compartments. But, in lots of women’s clothing in particular, that hardly ever happens

Turns out, pockets have been fashion’s favorite little secret since the 17th century, so this deep love and passion for them is not only sensible, but has also been ingrained into our society for the last 400 years. Oh, and they’ve pretty much been some sexist bullshit from the beginning.

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