Two women have hit YouTube with a hilarious video that makes fun of the new policy by making fun of themselves. They equate the NFL purse ban with Roe v. Wade in "My Purse, My Choice."
How dire is it when you can't take all your belongings into the stadium with you? "You can't see if you have anything in your teeth, because you don't have at least three Sephora mirrors you got with gift cards," complains one woman in the video. (Watch it here.)
The two women, dressed dramatically in black, go on to point out that purses carry items "essential to our freedoms and securing our future." What kind of items? "Gum. My aviators, my tortoise-shell Ray-Bans, my cheap sunglasses. A smaller purse," along with trash, Groupons, a weapon, someone else's smaller purse and my favorite, "17 J. Crew receipts."
As for carrying extras in a large plastic bag, the women dismissed that as "disgusting, because I don't want strangers to see what's in my purse."
Their campaign has only merely started. The two have created a #MyPurseMyChoice hashtag on Twitter. Yet even as they shout into the camera that the NFL should "Come and take it," it's clear as they lift up shoulder bags heavier than loads most firefighters carry, they were a lot more comfortable without their purses.
Come to think of it, if you can carry a purse heavier than a small Fiat all day around a stadium, why aren't there any women on the offensive line?
—By CNBC's Jane Wells. Follow her on Twitter: @janewells.