What began as a misguided internet challenge has now opened up into a social debate about women’s health.
Posting a photo of the crotch of her underwear to social media last week, New York woman Brittany Hunter wrote, “don’t argue with me if your panties don’t look like this when you pull them down.”
And so began the “panty challenge”.
The panty challenge in action. Source: Twitter.
The problem many had and still have with Hunter's original post is that her underwear is spotless.
But as we all know, discharge is a very real, healthy and useful bodily function that all women experience.
Some felt that Hunter's post was yet another example of the complex and unrealistic beauty ideals women face. Others were just plain confused as to how we'd reached a point of sharing photos of the insides of our undies.
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Either way though, the photo has unintentionally sparked an incredible online debate since.
"Why the absolute fuck do they have a panty challenge?" one tweeter wrote, before another asked, "why is this even a challenge? females stoop this low now... "