A survey conducted by Numerama shows how women's clothing and their small pockets are a problem, as smartphones are getting bigger and bigger.
An iPhone XR in the pocket of jeans. Credit: Louise Audry for Numerama
Since the arrival of the iPhone in 2007, the smartphone has quickly become a must. For many, it is an essential tool to take everywhere, and for that, nothing is easier than to slip it in his pocket. Well, that's when you're a man. A survey conducted by Numerama puts the finger on the difference, not so historic, between men's clothing and women's clothing, and how they are not adapted to our smartphones.
Discrimination through clothing
It's hard to slip your smartphone into the front pocket when your pocket is 49% shorter on average than men's pants. In short, this is what can be understood from the results of an American study described in the article. Yet, according to a survey conducted during the survey, it is the pockets (and the front pocket in particular) that are preferred to store his smartphone, when possible.
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Contrary to popular belief, the pockets between men and women were originally identical when it came to wearing accessories attached to the belt. It was when they were integrated into clothing, exclusively for men, that the difference was created. Once arrived in the women's cut clothing, the pocket quickly became a simple element of style, to the point of seeing arriving from false pocket trompe l'oeil.
Equality between women and men is one of the struggles of the beginning of this century, and it is sometimes illustrated by elements that may seem trivial in the eyes of some. Behind this example, there is on the one hand the aesthetic primacy over the functional, a problem that affects more women than men, but there is also the question of accessibility to technology, portability a smartphone that has become a real everyday work tool for many.
Aware that the world of fashion will probably not react any time soon, an independent campaign was organized on Kickstarter to create a line of women's pants as well thought out as those for men.