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According to Caitlin Stasey, your jeans are sexist. And we had no idea.

How many times have you pulled on a pair of jeans that flatter you in all the right places only to look down and realise you have a raging camel toe?

As Caitlin Stasey has realised, that’s because your jeans’ designers are sexist. Yes, that’s right – sexist. Downright discriminatory even. Bear with us.

In a recent Instagram story, the 27-year-old shared with her followers she was having a “consistent problem” with her bits being front-wedgied by her tight jeans.

(Image via Instagram/Baby Lady.)
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As she points out, men's jeans are designed with a gap for their frank and beans at the front, while women's jeans don't leave any room for their labia.

"I do feel like it’s a bit discriminatory, because, like, they make allowances for men's genitalia, but women’s jeans do not," she mused.

Pointing to her crotch, she said, "I personally don’t mind, but it is, like, unmistakable."

Yes, it definitely is. And it's a common problem for women who don't want to have quite so little left to the imagination - not to mention feel uncomfortable as they go about their day.

Most of us will go for jeans in a bigger size and compromise on the fit in other areas, or buy the jeans anyway and be pulling them down every few steps.

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Perhaps the reason why our jeans aren't designed to allow for our lady bits is that society's image of a vulva is a neat, Barbie-style mound. As we discovered, there are five types of vulvas and almost no one has a Barbie.

Maybe, as Stasey suggests, it's time designers started thinking about our vulvas.

Do you think jeans are sexist?

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