Why women’s pockets suck Why “Buy one, get one free” isn’t 1 day ago   04:30

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Women's minuscule pockets favor fashion over function – and it sucks.

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It turns out that women went from having what some might call “superior” pockets to the ridiculously tiny versions we have today. We’ve been asking for better pockets since the beginning of the 20th century, but somehow, not much has changed. What’s the hold up?

You can find The Pudding's pocket eye-opening sizing interactive – made by Jan Diehm and Amber Thomas – here: https://pudding.cool/2018/08/pockets/

If you liked this video, check out this article from Racked on the role of pockets during the suffrage movement: https://www.vox.com/2016/9/19/12865560/politics-of-pockets-suffragettes-women  

And if you’re interested in the long history of women’s pockets you can check out: “The Pocket: A Hidden History of Women's Lives, 1660-1900” by Barbara Burman and Ariane Fennetaux (to be published by Yale University Press in 2019): https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300239072/pocket

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You can play around with The Pudding's pocket interactive and see the breakdown brand-by-brand for yourself here: https://pudding.cool/2018/08/pockets/
Dianne Rose
"What has it got in it's pocketses?"
"Pockets? What pockets?"
curious_noon
It's so frustrating that women can't even put their phones in the pocket whereas men are carrying their whole house in their pockets and still have space for extra stuff...
:(
WuzNab
I wanted to kill my self when they said “pocket equality”
yos doggo
lmao just press i to put ur things in ur inventory
Inactive Channel
Welp..at least I have my bra for a pocket lmao
#Anonymous
I vow on my honor as a future fashion designer, to never make fake or shallow pockets. ✋

And to PUT POCKETS IN DAMN DRESSES!

#FashionANDfunction
irreal_laerri
oh, that's why they carry bags!
HALFPUNCHMAN -saitama's DAD
How many Feminists are going for fight for pockets in Hijab?
HALFPUNCHMAN -saitama's DAD
Ever thought that usually men carry something called "wallet" and keep it in their "pockets" which need to be deep so that it doesn't fall out whereas women usually carry something called "Handbag".

Feminist really like finding problem where there isn't one.
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Institutionalized sexism!!!
Sam Thompson
Basically due to vanity then.
lunar Eclipses
I'm calling sexist
JusFactz25
Women don’t need pockets
Macaroon Cat
Not really you just wear a hoodie, Jacket or bag or just buy jeans with it.
JannelleCT
Pockets in jeans started disappearing in the late 90s. I kept my high rise deep pockets and they are finally back in style.
Number 135 9
I just steal my boyfriends clothes and use a belt
tanya 1391
i lost my phone because of small pockets😬😬😩
Nusaibah Hussain
Wear cargo pants lol
Life Theorist
Welp, this is why I don’t even wear jeans, I have really weird sizes as well, and huge hands that fit in like 10% of pockets.
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Why “Buy one, get one free” isn’t Why women’s pockets suck 1 day ago   03:55

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For a thrifty shopper, a “Buy one, get one” (BOGO) deal can sound like the best way to get more bang for their buck. But the appeal of BOGO is why it’s hard for consumers to see it for what it is.

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BOGO is meant to get you to spend more money, not less. The deal disguises the fact that, unless you already intended to buy two items, it really isn’t all that big a discount.

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