“’When you say you’ve got the Cloak, and clothes…’ said Harry, frowning at Hermione, who was carrying nothing except her small beaded handbag, in which she was now rummaging. ‘Yes, they’re here,’ said Hermione, and to Harry and Ron’s utter astonishment, she pulled out a pair of jeans, a sweatshirt, some maroon socks, and finally the silvery Invisibility Cloak… She gave the fragile-looking bag a little shake and it echoed like a cargo hold as a number of heavy objects rolled around inside it.”
If Hermione Granger was a boy, she would’ve lazily pulled out Harry and Ron’s clothes from the bottomless pit that her jeans pocket would’ve been in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. But by virtue of being a woman, she had to enchant a purse with an Undetectable Extension Charm instead. For us muggles it’s even more frustrating when we have to make do with tiny pockets that barely fit keys, or worse still, FAKE POKECTS!!
I want pockets. I want to put my phone in my pockets. I want to put my keys in my pockets. I want to put snacks in my pockets. On the rare occasion that our pants do have the ability to hold our belongings, the pockets are so small that we can hardly put anything in them! Excuse me, pant-making companies, phones are not that small. I need more space.
If you believe that men and women have equal rights. Then clearly you haven’t met a women’s pocket.
You know a long long time ago, some one maybe churning butter (coz maybe thats what they did long long time ago) thought “Hey!!!you know what?!?women don’t need to carry things”,
And now I am here in 2019.. I need to carry a phone, keys,chapstick, tissues,sanitary pads and 100 years of oppression.
Seriously on the list of things that annoy the crap out of me women’s pockets are at the top.
They are so small and so useless they make no sense. Not to mention things that are specifically designed for women don’t even fit into women’s pockets.
And don’t even get me started on the fake pockets. You know what I am talking about the pockets that look like pockets but are not pockets.🙄
This what the rappers should be rapping about. Not about your money or your girls. Coz that’s real privilege you have.
If you’re still wondering why we are making a big deal about something that might seem inconsequential, this issue runs deep, just as a good pocket should.
There is an under the table sexism going on, which is not acknowledged by many. It’s so subtle, that you won’t even know until you have been in the situation.
We love pockets,
Random person:”Hey that’s a really nice dress!”
Me: “Thanks it has pockets!”
*then I will put my hands in my pockets and show them*
Women get excited about pockets, especially if they are in a dress, and I think I know why. We are deprived of pockets in our day-to-day lives. Deprived of a small fabric sewn into the top of our jeans. It may sound so silly, but it isn’t. This is a real issue that women face every single day.
With love and peace