In case you haven’t heard the shocking news, the NFL announced on Wednesday that it’s banning purses in all of its stadiums, effective immediately. The NFL statement:
“Fans will have only be allowed to bring in small clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12. Other options include a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (like Ziploc) or a small “clutch bag,” approximately the size of a hand. An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.
“Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size”
Who’s bringing luggage to a Jaguars-Chiefs game? Anyway, the NFL’s reasoning here is quite clear. They
want to prevent terrorist-style inci they want to make money selling clear plastic NFL tote bags.
Women (and some men) are not amused.
— BrowNie (@RedVelvetCakeZ) June 14, 2013
This must be part of the improved in-game experience: http://t.co/bTK0wdR1xU
— Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN) June 14, 2013
If living 1/2 hr from stadium ok, but not gonna drive far or use transit w/o purse // NFL bans purses at games http://t.co/EGZ54oh6De
— Becky Boyland (@beckyboyland) June 14, 2013
I've decided to profit from the new NFL purse rule & launch my own line of purses…the Hacksaw handbag pic.twitter.com/XFNSWDVKiP
— Marty Caswell (@MartyCaswell) June 14, 2013
— Stephanie Stradley (@StephStradley) June 14, 2013
Wimminz is mad about the NFL purse policy.
— Michael Felder (@InTheBleachers) June 13, 2013
You can carry a one gallon Ziploc bag into an NFL game but not a purse. Can you fill the bag with beer?
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) June 13, 2013
Is there REALLY uproar about the purse ban at NFL games? REALLY? Travel light, ladies. It's a football game, not a picnic!
— John Wessling (@johnwessling) June 14, 2013
John Wessling’s body, which had undergone severe trauma believed to be inflicted by fists and stiletto heels, was found dangling from the branches of a tree being pecked at by crows at 1:25 p.m. today.
A lot of women I know won’t go anywhere without a proper purse, and asking them to leave them behind, or transfer the contents to a clear plastic tote, is pretty much out of the question. They don’t want you seeing what’s in there, and frankly I don’t want to see it either. But rest assured everything in there is pretty much essential for human survival. If the NFL is trying to make the league more accessible to women, this is the PR goof of the decade so far.
All Clear [NFL]