Posts will be short and the subject matter relatively light for the next few weeks.
Our daughter recently ordered this ensemble She has a strong preference for clothing with a vintage feel. When she expressed delight that the skirt has nice, deep pockets, I was reminded of a rather silly controversy raised by feminists against the fashion industry on the subject of pockets.
I mean seriously, there are plenty of nits to pick with the fashion industry, but I don’t think this is one of them.This is one of my favorite spring/summer dresses to wear. It too, has nice deep pockets:
Apparently it’s a *thing* that women are discriminated against when the arbiters of fashion trends decide which sex gets pockets one can actually use. Except it really isn’t.
There are lots of attractive clothes for women which have pockets. They just happen to be much more feminine than your typical pantsuit as modeled by Hillary Clinton in the above video.
We often spends Sunday afternoons stopping at farmer’s markets, outdoor arts festivals, and parks after church. It’s much easier to toss a phone and some cash into your pocket than it is to lug a purse around when you’re walking for an hour or more, so we are partial to fit and flare dresses or skirts with enough flare that they can accommodate usable pockets without taking away from the attractiveness of the outfit. Which brings me to my point:
When you dress like a lady, you can easily wear usable pockets.
Obligatory disclaimer: This post is not about pants versus skirts, modesty policing, nor a prescription for what good Christian woman should wear. Wear what you want. Please. I wear jeans often enough. I just almost never use my pockets when I do, and I figure if you’re gonna complain about pockets you might start by simply wearing the myriad of available fashions for women that have pockets.