Oh wait. Is this one of those double standards which we feminists are always going on about; one of those innocuous little things which everybody just accepts because it is the norm?
Women carry handbags. It is known.
But why? I have watched my male friends get ready to go out. They slip their wallet into one pocket, their keys into another, their phone into a third pocket, and some of them even still have spare pockets large enough to carry a novel for the journey. Those of my friends who wear women’s clothes, though, face an entirely different situation. If they are wearing the right jeans or jacket, they may have up to two usable pockets (not at all guaranteed). However, in most cases they won’t have any pockets at all. Utility and style rarely meet in women’s fashion, so they grab a bag.Contrary to all the jokes, most women don’t ‘have’ to leave the house with everything they pack in their day-to-day handbag. Most of the items in a woman’s everyday handbag are in there because, if she’s going to have to carry it anyway, she might as well make it worth her while. Excuse us for making use of the one useful item we find in our wardrobes.
Oh lord, don’t get me started on this. This is a little thing that highlights a big equality problem between men and women. We need the same supplies as men to do the same job. When I stocked shelves it was impossible to find pants that would hold my wallet, my box knife, my badge, my keys, my gloves (I worked dairy/frozen) and my phone. I actually ended up not carrying my wallet or keys at all. Fuck if I’m carrying a purse *ever* but that certainly wouldn’t have helped on the job.
My husband? He holds all of that plus his insulin, packets of honey in case his blood sugar drops (or a vial of glucose tablets), glucometer, headphones, markers, and pencils. With plenty of room to spare. I’ve even seen him slip paperback books into empty pockets.
I remember watching I think it was Project Runway and the contestants had to design a new uniform for female postal workers. The one designer put utilitarian pockets on her design, and the judges yelled at her for it. They said something about it not being flattering, because you know, the key part of any uniform is not that it works for the job, but that it shows off your body in the best light possible.
When worked on student crew (a maintaonence job at my university) I gave up and just wore little boys shorts because of the above nonsense.
Not only that but being shorts made for boys gave me two cargo pockets, two back pockets and two deep side pockets, and were a length I liked, and comfortable on me AND cost 12.00
As oppossed to buying useless no pocket shorta that showed my butt cheeks whenever I went up a latter (not saying short shorts are wrong just I didn’t want that but had no other options) all for 20+ dollars -_-
when we got our first set of chef’s whites when i was at culinary school, almost all of the female chefs ended up choosing to buy new chef jackets in men’s sizes instead, because the women’s chef jackets were significantly shorter at the hem, had a smaller breast pocket, and at the side seams had this obnoxious little split below a darted waist. those stupid hip-height splits were supposed to make the jacket look more ~feminine~ and emphasize the hips, but in practice what they did was get caught on the strings of our aprons and make our chef jackets rise up, exposing the skin above the waistline of our pants. that was a pain in the ass because a) when you are in a busy, crowded kitchen you do NOT want accidental exposed skin and b) the men, who outnumbered us about 10 to 1, would take that as an invitation to tailor some personal catcalls.
we all bought men’s chef pants, too, because the pockets were smaller, but that smaller breast pocket drove me INSANE. on the men’s jacket it was the perfect width and depth for the index cards on which we wrote our recipes, the little hand-sized notebooks we used to take notes, a pen, a pencil, and a ruler. neither the index cards nor the notebooks (the things we most needed a clean, dry place to keep) fit into the women’s breast pocket — it was completely useless. also the men’s jackets had a skinny little pocket on the arm that was a perfect place to put a thermometer or on which to hook a timer. guess whose jackets didn’t have those?
Asians have to have 200 points higher on the SAT than whites in order to get into the same colleges and we have to do more extracurriculars and get better grades and still we are considered “robotic” and shit due to the fact that many of us have a…
Though as a straight cis dude, there a some days that make me want to beat the shit out of all of us.
An interesting model of our solar system’s path as it travels through space in the Milky Way.
Certainly a departure from usual models that show the Sun as a static object, which it certainly isn’t
I had no idea this was happening. Where are we going?
To fuck some shit up
oh my god
my exams are over! OVER!
I couldn’t finish my artwork for my art exam but who the fuck cares its over its fucking over yes
I’m going to watch Almost Human S01E04 now (I watched the first three episodes YESTERDAY AFTERNOON yes I’m not ashamed)
I have about three weeks to enjoy myself before I have to plunge myself into shitload of work again and I’M NOT GOING TO WASTE IT
THE MAGIC BEGINS - A scene you really wanted to be in the movies, but wasn’t: Kreacher’s tale
i don’t care what anyone says i am 900 percent sure aos jim kirk is that overgrown manchild that still eats (and plays with) his dinosaur chicken nuggets
imagine spock catching him waging intergalactic war with said dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets, sound effects and all
i swear to god zachary quinto has three modes
- the most adorable cupcake in existence
- sexy gq motherfucker
- serial killer hobo
THERE IS NO IN-BETWEEN