Why women’s pockets suck Why ramen is so valuable in prison 1 day ago   04:30

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

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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

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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/
TheKingPancake
Wear cargo shorts
Ryan Lodger
Everyone in the comment section is making this a bigger deal than it is. Who TF cares what vox says about anything
Caleb Kirby
At least women get purses and huge wallets for storage. Guys are forced to store it all in their pockets.
SuperMinecraftKid 844
it’s women’s fault that women have no pockets
C Nebula
The obvious solution is to just take man's jeans and relabel them as woman's jeans.
judrt
Im gonna be the guy that says its like this because most woman have purses
The Pip
I love wintertime in Canada because I can just wear my coat all the time and nobody cares. Actually, maybe they do and I never noticed. I’m probably super weird.

But this coat has six pockets, one large enough to fit a freaking book, so I don’t care.
Panda
Hi fellow ladies!!! (Particularly late teens)

Do you want bigger pockets?
Here's what I do,
I go to the store, look for the male adolescence section and buy size small jeans
The pockets are great.
Armando Sturzenegger
Fashion gurus ain't doin' nuffin wrong, they R gud boi's.
JCFG
That’s so sexist
JCFG
The gender pocketsize gap is one of the great problems of our time
u yeah
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Ian Mak
The answer is because women dont buy jeans with pockets. They specifically look at design and feashion as first priority. They do want pockets but thats secondary. Basically supply and demand.

If women truly want big pockets i suggest someone start a company right now to make girls jeans with pockets. Lets see how far that goes
Nekrochomikon8
It is very easy to make them larger with basic sewing skills.
Lucas O'Brien
this is a real issue. stfu fake feminists
Samuel Pardana
that's what you get for having jeans the exact size of your legs
Elite
Can't have big pockets that might obscure the female figure... Gotta make place for those thot goods.
Averyofthemain
HAHAHAHAHAHA! This is what you spend your time on, Vox? Wow, did you get irrelevant quickly.
Eugene Lenskih
bc you women have purses duh
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Why ramen is so valuable in prison Why women’s pockets suck 1 day ago   05:01

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Instant ramen noodles have become like cash among inmates in the US.

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Cash is illegal in prisons. And that means everything from tuna to stamps to cigarettes have their own unique value in a trade and barter market.

But ramen has quickly taken over as the most in demand products the prison system offers.

Watch this video to see how ramen took over prison economies and why it’s the default item for trade among inmates.

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