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Why women’s 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
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Vox (4 months ago)
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/
Cattie Fogelsong (1 month ago)
Vox See this is why I love wearing sergical scrubs. Men’s or women’s doesn’t matter bother havenlots of big pockets! Yes women’s and still smaller and have less but there are enough drained for the function that is matters way less.
Ian (1 month ago)
Poche Posh is a women's clothing brand I know of that only sells items with pockets
bro code (4 months ago)
+Sebastiano DiRaviolo ubb
yacetube (4 months ago)
VOX, do you need a french translator? I'd like to translate this video.
Joe Taylor (3 hours ago)
I don’t think I’ve ever procrastinated this much.. why am I watching this
AwesomeBroMan Alpha (5 hours ago)
Why do they have ZIPS???
swukelz (7 hours ago)
I don’t believe in pockets, it’s a myth
Laura Drachsler (16 hours ago)
Usually the back pockets are small, or fake or nonexistent, too....
Brendan Ludwig (17 hours ago)
We need pocket equity
R2D2 From Star Trek (1 day ago)
I live in the UK, meaning that I have to wear uniform at school. My High School has its own blazers which don't have pockets but they do have a MASSIVE pocket on the inside. I mean they stretch the width of the blazer. You can literally put your books in there and still have plenty of room for anything else.
Marem Warkhungam (1 day ago)
Just wear a male pant lmao
Ali Kh (1 day ago)
We want pocket equality hahahhahha the most hilarious thing I've heard today
Ali Kh (1 day ago)
2:28 at this 😄
Citrine Quartz (2 days ago)
I've got women's pockets in all of my jeans and they are huge. I don't even know why.
Mad Lad (3 days ago)
Just buy the ones with big pockets dumbass
crustypotatooo_ (3 days ago)
pocket sounds so weird now
heroinspoon (3 days ago)
yeah that’d piss me off too but i know girls who would rather have smaller pockets so that it can be more slim fitting without seeing it through the pants, not saying it’s right it’s just most girls i know would rather it be slim
Alegria (4 days ago)
Do they really think that I have a purse with me all the time?!
Dude Dude (4 days ago)
Then buy man jeans
Anže Zajc (4 days ago)
Ever heard of bespoke? Madam.
VES SEV (4 days ago)
It's women's fault for having wide hips
A Bird (4 days ago)
i'm thinking it's probably because of the size of women's hands
Sun Wukong (4 days ago)
I don't use a bag I always check before I buy if the jacket or trousers has tiny or even worse fake pockets I don't buy it, I especially hate fake pockets they are worse than no pockets at all because they have gone to the trouble of putting the details on and zips for no reason.
basketball! (4 days ago)
Here have mine *rips off pants*
Draconian (1 day ago)
*Gets arrested for public nudity* I was just trying to share my pants Judge, I promise!
Rawr Boter (4 days ago)
No ones stopping you from buying mens clothing.
sol walker (4 days ago)
Haven't you got anything better to do?
Jomarcenter Media (5 days ago)
So they could sell them more accessories to place their stuff
Yoga Bayu (5 days ago)
Fashion journalist says if you want more pockets just buy men jeans, because the difference between men and women jeans are just that, the pockets.
Sundown 36 (5 days ago)
You have purses stop complaining
Oblivious (5 days ago)
Wear men’s clothes simple
Nicolás Girardi (5 days ago)
Be like my friends and use a waist bag
Nothing To see here (5 days ago)
*You do realize that we have back pockets, right?*
Mikasa Ackerman (4 days ago)
And you accidentally sit on all the things you have put there, phone would crack 100 times by now
Aaron LeClair (5 days ago)
The reason men’s pockets are larger is because when we get boners we can put our hands in our pickets to cover it.
Mary K. Cieslak (6 days ago)
raise your hand if you've given up on women's pants and just shop men's skinny jeans
Megatron Fan300 (6 days ago)
Women deserve better jeans with Pants pockets and the Design should look similar to Men's Jeans
Meme Addict (6 days ago)
Get rekt,women,
We heard you, so we fixed it! Have a look! https://vimeo.com/326384818
Rowan El Goweiny (7 days ago)
It's one thing to complain, and it's another to actually make changes happen. Thank you!!
Alice Rotelli (7 days ago)
Yes!! Finally!
Coleson Frey (7 days ago)
Or its because companies are trying to get woman to buy purses and pants. Girls who wear pants without pockets still need a way to carry stuff, so they buy a purse.
Memey tychoon (7 days ago)
Thats why you have a purse
EnVy-Twenty4Seven (7 days ago)
they use purses, men don't, I think that's one of the reasons.
Romnia (6 days ago)
pockets are wayyy better than purses
James Scott (8 days ago)
Ok
Victor Anne (8 days ago)
Why not just stop buying jeans with little to no pockets
je kan boi (8 days ago)
Vox in a nutshell: everything gender related is sexist and men are evil
Tiny pockets give me anxiety, I see women have them and cry inside.
OAM595 (8 days ago)
My ex-girlfriend told me girl pockets were small so they could be pushed to spend more money on purses and so guys can look at their asses when they put their phone in their back pocket..
Zalera (8 days ago)
Bro I just buy men’s jeans because skinny jeans are uncomfortable for me
Marc Sergio G. Ilagan (8 days ago)
What if we made a pants out of nothing but pockets?😲😲😲
*OMG, POCKETS ARE SOOOOO SEXIST!!!* this *needs* immediate attention, thank you vox for exposing these sexist libtard clothing designers.
Sean K (8 days ago)
1. If women REALLY wanted them they would get then , it's called capitalism 2.Mens pockets are bigger , as men have bigger bodies and legs on average
Chimichangas 132 (9 days ago)
3rd wave feminism at its absolute finest
wn rojo sin nombre (9 days ago)
WHAT???? my jeans have small pockets :c and i am a man
*alittlelost* (9 days ago)
@ people in the comments saying buy men's jeans, you do realise not every woman has the body of a pre teen right
Sebastian Vieira (9 days ago)
So unfair... Why can't woman have more pockets???? 😭😭😭
WOOD MINER (9 days ago)
So am I a woman because sometimes the pants I wear have like an inch or less of room
Dildo Baggins (9 days ago)
Triggered
Corey Louie (9 days ago)
*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
MAGNUM 0522 (10 days ago)
Feminists : STAY RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE.
Bhum Brahmavira (10 days ago)
Buy cammies. Entire purse capacity on your pants
sandwich (10 days ago)
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Bubbles (10 days ago)
Huh...I never knew women had much smaller/none Pockets... sorry
taco Thursday (10 days ago)
Liberals
kill the MEMES (10 days ago)
On my pans I have a packet that is fake... I am a dude.
Kuba Mielczarek (10 days ago)
Outragous
Thomas X (10 days ago)
Jeans are just bad in general
Steven W (10 days ago)
Why do women's jeans not have pockets, because they don't buy jeans with pockets
Chinmay Satpute (3 days ago)
Now here is a question vox would you rather- HAVE CANCER OR FEMINISM
Benjamin Castillo (11 days ago)
My brother use to cut out his pockets and sew in super long ones that went to his ankles so he could steal $500 baseball bats.
umar nazir (11 days ago)
Feminists trying to find stupid reasons to hate men
umar nazir (11 days ago)
Pigeon Yoga you really don’t get feminism
johnny Monster (11 days ago)
Don’t even need to watch this. It’s so girls can reach in and give us handjobs. Levi Statius said it before he died.
Idk 123 (12 days ago)
Wow and I thought everyone’s pocket sucked
Betti P (14 days ago)
I was in a team called Waterbound in 7th grade, and we recreated the colonial times. I made one of those pouch things!
Adam Apple (15 days ago)
Because they want to make bags for women
Because women gets paid less than men.
olof (15 days ago)
let me guess sexism?
rice asian (16 days ago)
Feminists triggered
John Marston (16 days ago)
Shut up
Fletch (16 days ago)
This is exactly what I've been thinking for years, I mean a bit different but I'll touch on that. Women's pocket have become limited due to fashion, there's no doubt. When it comes to design people start off thinking about functionality of an item, but over time people don't want the rusty orginal, they want a cooler design to look more appealing, but at a point this comes at a cost, because if it becomes too appealing it loses it's intended purpose which is functionality. My original theory though, was that they made pants like this to sell more purses and handbags. It makes more sense once you include the fashion bit
RedJefe (16 days ago)
The good news is that pocket extensions are really easy to sew.
A.C Clemont (16 days ago)
Just be a man lmao
Evan Lobo (16 days ago)
You guys literally have a purse.
John Marston (16 days ago)
Ya not all do dipshit
Elektra Pedersen (16 days ago)
Buy in the men’s section, go on Pinterest/YouTube and learn how to fit jeans (basically sew in the sides or waist to fit you) it can be done while you’re watching a movie and if more women stop buying this fake pocket pants they’ll eventually have to be pulled of the market (I hope)
President Namjoon (16 days ago)
I get no pockets in skinny jeans, they’re skin right and can’t really fit, but why a there no pockets in skirts and dresses? Like they have just a whole open space for pockets. Also, designers that put fake pockets on coats are evil, like there is so much room on a jacket to put pockets (Unless it’s skin tight)
Kayden K (16 days ago)
the real problems facing society today.
Grimmie (17 days ago)
So that means my manly bully classmate wears those jeans everyday without him knowing.
-tan s (17 days ago)
Hey lets talk about the fact only men have to signh up to die in order to drive or fly. Rather than how its harder to put a pocket on a dress.
heyyy k (17 days ago)
Because they want women to buy hand bags to put things in instead of their pockets
Out of The Hat (17 days ago)
I buy more expensive indie brands because they all advertise good size pockets and I'm a sucker for buying that
marlon mayorga (17 days ago)
Actually ur wrong The reason men pockets are so big is cause so they can scratch there balls and the reason women used to have huge pockets as well is cause they used to have balls the size of base balls but ever since they have been shrinking and now womens balls are so small they go inside there own body
Laura Kirwan (17 days ago)
I think i will buy some mens' jeans....
BirdsOf ABone (17 days ago)
I've had great luck with "boyfriend" style Jeans
bubble Studio Person (17 days ago)
1:52 I that a pocket under her purse
Nate Pertusati (17 days ago)
Well, they are smaller because women don't use the pockets as men do. Since they don't carry wallets in their pockets as men do. They have purses for these things.
an alias (17 days ago)
sexism has gone too far
I have some pants that could fit a water bottle
Neveen Seklawi (18 days ago)
The sad thing is, I get excited when I can fit at least 4 fingers in a pocket. Most of the time I party if there just are pockets!
James Games (18 days ago)
Damn. Everyone was sexist and nobody knew it
Imaspecofdust (18 days ago)
And this is why I wear men's jeans even if I'm a girl
Apple User 193 (18 days ago)
Cause pockets are gay
royal habbix (18 days ago)
Men also still have pocket because we have balls to scratch
Daniel McMurray (18 days ago)
Woman have a purse to substitute for pockets right?
M. Ivy Luna (17 days ago)
Daniel McMurray Purses move around a lot so your not always aware of actual pic pockets. But the bigger issue is that they are just easy to steal. And a thief can almost guarantee an item of value will be inside. From wallets to cellphones. So they are a pretty big target. The handles are also not particularly strong so they can be pulled away/broken easily. Many jobs also don’t actually want you to have a purse on you, this is mostly because if something is stolen it can be partially the companies fault. So women are left having to trust communal lockers or leave in cars. Big theft risk. Then you have just the impracticality of carrying it around. Having to always have a guard near it when you go to restroom/changing room. Similar issues are faced with backpacks on college campuses, where because its low risk high rewards it gets a lot of issues You practically have to have one unless your going to do the “money and phone in my bra” trick. But thats unsanitary and looks nasty. Clutches are safer as they are smaller, but even less practical because they become uncomfortable quickly. They are just not safe. As often as a man will misplace or loose a baseball hat a woman will loose or misplace a purse. Only its more like misplaying a wallet. But you literally have nowhere safer to put it. Personally i take out and sew new pockets into my pants (but sewing is a rare skill these days), or i buy mens pants and sew/adjust as needed.
Daniel McMurray (17 days ago)
+M. Ivy Luna so are you saying pockets dont get taken from as much as purses? If what protects pockets protects purses do you do you think one is safer by a negligible amount?
M. Ivy Luna (17 days ago)
Yes, but they have a huge flaw. Theft.
Fraze (18 days ago)
what use pocket for women if you have hand bag?
Hannah (18 days ago)
I don’t want to have to carry a bag all the time
Prashant Kumar Chhetri (19 days ago)
Really, Wtf! Any other petty topic to sensationalize?
MissArtSucker (19 days ago)
I have big pocket in most of my pants but I’m a size 24 while my baby sister is size 8 and envy my pants.
aggresivcanadian (19 days ago)
You can buy...y know *small* *male* *pants* but hey since you like complaining so much i wont take that away from you
Eduardo Freitas (18 days ago)
Not the same cut
NovaDAHUmbreon (19 days ago)
It's why I wear men's Jean's or just go for sweat pants...I really dont care about being "fashionable" or whatever...that's bs, I wear whatever i want, when I want. End of story.

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