Pocket sexism

How to wear a mobile phone

So much for unisex clothing. Discrimination is rampant, and it is apparent in the pocket.

And I’m not talking about the price of women’s clothing compared to men’s. I’m really talking about pockets.

I’ve gone out in the evening and discovered my husband has seven pockets and I have none. Summer dresses with a pocket? Nope. Work skirts? Nope. Fashionable leggings? No pocket.  Those jackets with the little lapel thing that looks like a pocket but is stitched over so you can’t put your hand in, who’s that for?  I have the odd shirt with a silly little flip of a pocket right over the breast bulge, I’m not sure what is designed to go there, but not wallet or keys.

Jeans? Don’t get me started. A phone in your pocket is asking for trouble.  Pick me! it says. Let me fall out when you sit down. Please, let me slide from that precarious little flap of fabric and dive with a splash into the toilet bowl.

Women’s clothing designers, if you’re reading this, do us a favour!  Women no longer want to carry a wee handbag where ever we go. Like the blokes, we like to be hands free. Design us clothes that look good, feel comfortable and have pockets.  And make them big enough for a phone, keys and cards.

In the meantime, ladies, here’s a work around for the jeans:

Voila! You have a bit of swank in your back pocket and your phone’s not going anywhere.

Author: cristinasandersblog

I'm a novelist, photographer, trail runner, tramper, traveller and blogger. For a day job, I run the Hawke's Bay events website: indieVenue.

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