ohhhh the yoga pants.

I would rather hear what my amazing gal pals of all shapes and sizes are thinking and feeling in regards to so many other things than… yoga pants.

(If you missed the news I’m referencing, watch this. Little moment, big impact.)

File photo of Groove pants on display at the Union Square Lululemon retail store in New York, on Sept. 15, 2010 (© Benjamin Norman/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

photo: money.msn.com

For the record, I love a good pair of leggings, when worn appropriately. And, for the record, I’ve seen plenty of rail thin women wear them inappropriately. This is not a body shape or size issue. This is a judgment and social awareness issue.

And, for the sake of “rising above,” I’ll refrain from sharing my thoughts on the character of Lululemon’s founder. He had such an opportunity in that moment to do something great. Instead, we witness another judgment and social awareness issue.

In fairness, I am perpetuating the problem here a bit. Why? Because I’m blogging about it… which means you’re thinking about yoga pants again… which means I’m taking your attention away from real, important news about women and the incredible impact they are making in our world… which should far outweigh the press this guy gets about how we look in yoga pants.  But, I also think the flurry of media coverage on this presents an opportunity for me to share something really meaningful, like this:

It’s a perspective changer, to say the least. If you haven’t heard of the MissRepresentation movement or seen the full award-winning documentary, please study up… for each woman in your life working like heck to make sure the most important thing you notice about her is not how she looks in her yoga pants.

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