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It’s Time To Rebrand The Camel Toe Once And For All

Introducing: The Beauty Wedge.

1. Ahh, the camel toe.

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2. It’s a phenomenon that is mocked as often as it is fetishized.

3. The male equivalent, the illustrious “moose-knuckle,” is seen more as a #humblebrag about the size of the wearer’s junk.

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4. Yet the camel toe is seen as a sign of promiscuity, indecency or obesity.

The stigma around this sartorial blunder assumes that a camel toe happens because clothes are too tight. Which is slut-shaming, fat-shaming and downright inaccurate.

5. In reality, many things can contribute to the occurrence of camel toes.

These include (but are not limited to): personal grooming habits, style of undergarments, posture, design, fit and material of clothing.

6. The problem is often in the engineering.

It’s actually cheaper to make pants that fit poorly. Some even blame the failures of fast fashion for the increase in camel toe appearance, as the pattern-making becomes increasingly outsourced and generic.

7. The camel toe has many aliases…

Labial lapse, front wedgie, axe wound, ninja slipper, jean taco, hungry clam, yo-yo smuggler, zipper muffin, buffalo gums, etc., etc., etc.

8. But there’s something all those names have in common:

They all divorce the women in question from their own bodies.

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9. It’s time to abandon these condescending visual analogies for something more body-positive.

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10. From now on, this (often inadvertent) (sometimes unavoidable) (usually uncomfortable but totally innocuous) occurrence shall be called The Beauty Wedge.

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11. So ladies, wear your beauty wedge with pride!

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Or don’t! Wear whatever you want! It’s your body!

12. Just stop calling it a camel toe.

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For the sake of women, camels, and pants-wearers everywhere.

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