The scourge of women’s pockets — tiny, useless bubbles of fabric you can barely get a pack of gum into, let alone an iPhone X — is a well-documented, often criticized phenomenon. And yet, there’s been very little data to back up a wealth of anecdotal evidence. The Pudding has finally filled this absence with some scientific findings of its own, which once again remind us that the lady pocket is just too damn small.
According to The Pudding’s findings, pockets in women’s jeans are, on average, 48 percent shorter and 6.5 percent narrower than those of men’s. To put this into a perspective we all care about, the site says that only 40 percent of women’s front pockets can completely fit a iPhone X. The number only goes down for the Samsung Galaxy or Google Pixel (20 percent and 5 percent, respectively, though the report doesn’t specify which model) of the flagships). As for men’s pockets? The Pudding marks a 100 percent success rate for the iPhone X, 95 percent for the Samsung Galaxy, and 85 percent for the Google Pixel.
“If you’re thinking ‘But men are bigger than women,’ then sure, on average that’s true,” the site adds. “But here we measured 80 pairs of jeans that all boasted a 32 inch waistband, meaning that these jeans were all made to fit the same size person.” There’s additional info measuring the difference between men and women’s skinny vs. straight jeans, as well as wallets, pens, and hands, but you can probably guess where this is going. Please, give us bigger pockets, or else the fanny pack really will never die.