You see, as one who has grown up in many Christian environments, I have literally heard it all. I have been a model example in some churches and schools, and I have been deemed irresponsible and inappropriate in others. I have sat under lectures comparing our purity and modesty to a gift-wrapped box and preached about the evil nature of jeans on women. Sadly, I am not exaggerating one bit.
The subjects of purity, modesty, and beauty changed dramatically when I became a mother.
When I see and hear a women ranting about the leggings on another women, I remember another situation where I literally experienced the same thing when I wore leggings to school. It just wasn't as witty as the trending videos. Thankfully it didn't destroy me or even bother me, but only because God helped me through it. Now, imagine your daughter being the cause of a viral video. Imagine the source coming from a classmate. Why do we disconnect these thoughts? Every woman is somebody's daughter. Every person is an image of God. Despite our nature as image-bearers, our image feels delicate to us. If we truly felt the confidence God gave us, these destructive videos and articles would not effect us. We are in a fallen world, though, so they do.
I know several of my friends have shared these things- so many, in fact, that I cannot number them or point them out. I do not want anyone apologizing to me. Instead, I'd rather you just evaluate why you post things before you choose to do so.