I thought I was the only one who keeps her iPhone in her bra, but it turns out I’m not. Seriously, WTF is UP with these clothing manufacturers that don’t put pockets in women’s clothing? Especially business-type women’s clothing? I know my grandmother said never put things in your pocket because it just makes your hips look bigger (and would REMOVE the pockets from my pants if she had to alter them anyway), but where the hell am I supposed to carry my phone if I already have a pen, and maybe a file folder or two, and my security card key, and maybe even my car keys? I can’t carry my PURSE from room to room when I’m at the office!
I believe that lack of pockets in women’s apparel is one of the reasons that women hit this glass ceiling and can’t make it to the VP corner office. It’s because we look STUPID with a handful of stuff, and then have to grope around in our blouse looking for our phone when it starts playing Darth Vadar’s theme from Star Wars. Don’t tell me to try the vibrate mode, I already did. Darth Vadar looks less weird that vibrating boobies. That’s not the job I’m bucking for.
I have some of the suits with pockets. One of them I bought almost 20 years ago and I still wear it, just changing up the shoes and blouses to look fresh and contemporary. It’s getting shiny around the seams, and now the jacket is only good to wear with jeans. More recent suits and business attire will sometimes have outside pockets, but NEVER have inside pockets like men’s suits.
I suspect there are men sitting in little rooms in New York and Paris and Milan, not only plotting to take away contraception from women, but also are asking advice from the Iranian government on how to block us from engineering school.
Maybe they should go back to long hobble skirts and binding feet! Then we can’t run away!
I needed to bring this to your attention. It’s a public service announcement! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
- Your Personal Brand (eaconfidential.com)