Why women’s pockets suck
Why womens pockets suck

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Women's minuscule pockets favor fashion over function – and it sucks. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO 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 The Goods by Vox explains what we buy, why we buy it, and why it matters. Watch the rest of The Goods videos on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2PvjHCB Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H



Oma Rumunna : The designer that focuses on female pockets will make a fortune.

Saanvi Sai : It's appalling just how asking for bigger pockets suddenly makes it a feminist / anti feminist issue. Jesus. Just stop. And GIVE US BIGGER POCKETS!!!

Rafee : Haha, I remember having pants with pockets almost till my knees. I used to keep a small book in it and shock everyone as a book came out of my pocket.

Kenan Gedik : It’s probably to incentivize women to buy purses Edit: Guess I was right.


The Deadpool. : Just have a drone carry your stuff above yourself.

Annabeth Chase : I don't give a fork about fashion. I just want something convenient, comfortable, and practical.

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... :(

Corey Louie : *if Apple designed pockets* We had to leave out big pockets to save space BUT YOU CAN BUY OUR POCKET EXTENSIONS FOR THE LOW PRICE OF $2999.99

Autumn • : At the end when that girl put her phone in her pocket all the way and shrugged i was like “WOW THAT WAS MAGICAL WHERE DID IT GO?”

#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

Spaghetti-sama : This is one of the few Vox articles I agree with. There's no reason for women's pockets to basically not exist.

Rainman Slim : The tiny and fake pockets piss me off to no end. And I'm a man, I never have to deal with this. But the fact they exist makes me so goddamn angry!

Amanda Woehl : #MAKEPOCKETSGREATAGAIN I tried to stop using handbags and it was frustrating, I never realized how poor pockets are in women's clothing. I still try not to use handbags but if you leave the house with more then you cell phone and your wallet u have to use the purse! I hate this situation cause I live in a city that its not very secure so a purse make me feel like a easy target and carry things of value like cash or cellphoe in your hand its bad as well.

qwrlrp : And that's why I bring/use jacket any time, sometimes I even tie it on my waist when it's hot just to use the frickin pocket

Diamond Jub : It's because Purses are more profitable

DoctorWeeTodd : I recall borrowing my sister’s jacket when I was young and finding out about fake pockets. I don’t know how you women put up with it. If men were given fake pockets we would riot.

Sebastian Vieira : So unfair... Why can't woman have more pockets???? 😭😭😭

Sophia Ziegler : Recently bought a coat and I can fit two books and a water bottle in just one pocket and I think I've fallen in love

magic turtles : I found the solution, cargo pants.

tanya 1391 : i lost my phone because of small pockets😬😬😩

Haus of Thug Life : Pockets aren't necessary. Use your servants to hold your objects.

alacarteno : i'm assuming to force us to buy bags

Lynn Perretta : I bought a semi-formal dress specifically because it had real pockets.

M0tt0ri : This was always a joke topic between me and my bf. He never wear a backpack or similar, he is so confident in his pockets, which can fit all he need: phone, wallet and keys. An because of that, he never carry with him tissues, glasses case, water bottles, or any of the extra things that women can carry in our bags. So... If we get something on the way, a book, food... Or even his jacket in a sunny day, it will always end up in my backpack...! So I show him how japanese guys wear all kind of fashion of men bags, they think in practical, they move a lot. In the other hand, yes, bigger pockets will be extra help for us.

gocanadayayyy : *whispers* buy high waisted jeans, the pockets are bigger! A temporary solution!

Adam Wojcik : Bring back the tie-in pocket! That actually looks super practical! (and I'm a guy!)

WaterFox : I just inside mine out, and cut the seems and make the pockets bigger myself.

pEt r0cK b0b : this is very true, as I have seen one of my guy classmates stuff 4 agendas in his two pockets.

STELLAR! : Oh and let's not forget that time you ended up using those terrible nano pockets because you had no choice, and then proceed to sit down or use the toilet and everything *FALLS RIGHT OUT* 😤

yos doggo : lmao just press i to put ur things in ur inventory

o k : wait so does this mean I wear women's jeans?

Toyon95 : We should refuse to buy clothes with insufficient or no pockets! I never buy pants without pockets.

Tamar Itzhaki : 2018 everybody, We don't even have pocket equalty

Jayde O : What men carry around: phone, keys, wallet. What women carry around: phone, keys, wallet, chapstick, lipgloss, hand held mirror, gum, snacks, receipts from four years ago. The fashion industry: let's give men larger pockets.

Karim Guled : I'm baffled,there is something called a pocketist? The world keeps on getting stranger.

PumpJack McGee : Just be like early Avril Lavigne and wear cargo pants. She had a pretty cool look back then.

한나UwU : I've been wearing a boys pants the whole time ;-;

Vardhanam Daga : If clothes were designed for comfort then ideally women's pants should be larger around the hips because their hips are larger than men. But we did the opposite by making that area tight as hell.

MysticOceanDollies : Victorian dresses and skirts had huge pockets in them. The Edwardian era skirts also had very large pockets as well. You can fit everything from your purse in them.

UnNotchslayer1 Games : Lol tiny pockets haha

Daniel Quinn : The title is inaccurate. No where did this really answer "why". A more appropriate title would be: "A Brief History of Pockets".

ruddy illanes : #makePocketsGreatAgain I never experienced having no pockets. I bet it sucks

Dianne Rose : "What has it got in it's pocketses?" "Pockets? What pockets?"

Makiko Kotobuki : We need that big pocket back!!! ^o^

Sreemukh Kovuri : “Pocket equality”. Look where that got us. 😂

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Kate Platt : Down with convoluted fashion norms! In with pockets! Vive la resistance!