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The pocket is political

She's got hands in her pockets ...

Women’s pockets were private spaces they carried into the public with increasing freedom, and during a revolutionary time, this freedom was very, very frightening. The less women could carry, the less freedom they had. Take away pockets happily hidden under garments, and you limit women’s ability to navigate public spaces, to carry seditious (or merely amorous) writing, or to travel unaccompanied.

Normally this is the sort of thing I would just post a link to on the faceplace or the twit, but the person I am almost certain would find this interesting (if they haven't already seen it) has withdrawn from the hurly-gurly of Zuckerealm, if only temporarily.

And so, I commend to your attention the surprising history of pockets and why — if you're a woman — your clothes probably don't have any. None usuful, at least.

The Politics of Pockets.

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Date: 2016-09-25 10:52 pm (UTC)
silverflight8: bee on rose  (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverflight8
The other day I bought a skirt that had pockets! I only realized after the fact and was very pleased. It's even business casual.

Re: Endangered, but not extinct

Date: 2016-09-26 08:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nanila
In UK English, a purse is a wallet/billfold or change purse, and a handbag is the larger container that would hold said item.

The exhorbitant price of designer handbags supports the thesis. Even "lower end" stuff like the Radley bags are still pretty costly for someone on an average income.

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