Women’s Clothing Equality at Senior Center of West Seattle

March 14, 2024 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
4217 SW Oregon
West Seattle

“And It Has Pockets! The Battle for Women’s Clothing Equality”
Thursday, Mar. 14, 4:30-5:30 pm

Comparisons have shown that modern garments designed for women have about half the storage space of clothing
designed for men. From their invention, pockets in women’s fashion have represented independence—so much so that
in the 18th century, laws were enacted to strip women of their personal liberty by making the contents of their pockets
the property of their husband. The right to have pockets went hand-in-hand with the right to vote. And people today are
still speaking out about the inequality between men’s and women’s clothing based on this simple storage system. Join
theater teacher and costume designer Diane Johnston in this entertaining and educational presentation about fashion
history and the historical trends that find their way into our modern closets. Free to members and nonmembers, thanks
to sponsorship from Humanities Washington.bAdvance RSVP requested.

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