Seriously, Let’s Stop Calling It a “Camel Toe”

Does it have to have such a disgusting name?

Jun 3, 2014 at 11:30am | Leave a comment

If you possess lady bits, chances are good that you’ve experienced—or at least been conscious of—a camel toe. It’s an unfortunate thing to happen, and can be pretty uncomfortable at time. But really: does it have to have such a disgusting name?
 
Buzzfeed writer Jessica Probus points out that the term “camel toe” (along with other similar appellations like “hungry clam”) is actually pretty sexist. She says:
 
“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.”
There’s a bevy of things that can cause a camel toe, and the most common is that the pants are just poorly made. And that’s why Probus has suggested a better, more body positive name for the phenomenon that, at the end of the day, isn’t really a big deal: the “beauty wedge.”
 
That seems pretty genius to us, and even though we spent so many years listening to Fannypack‘s “Camel Toe,” we’re convinced we’ll never need to use the old-fashioned term again.
 

 

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