Why women’s pockets suck

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

Subscribe to our channel! 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?

If you liked this video, check out this article from Racked on the role of pockets during the suffragement movement: 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): 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: 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 www.vox.com.

Watch our full video catalog: goo.gl/IZONyE
Follow Vox on Facebook: goo.gl/U2g06o
Or Twitter: goo.gl/XFrZ5H