November 29, 2015
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA BANS YOGA ON GROUNDS OF “CULTURAL APPROPRIATION”
As everyone knows, if you use a computer, a wireless connection, a keyboard, and the English language, you are not guilty of culturally appropriating the fruits of European culture because, let’s face it, they don’t have any culture. All those jerks do is steal.
Take, for instance, the story of hatemongers at the Centre For Students with Disabilities at the University of Ottawa who had the gall to host a yoga class.
The wise, beneficent, and all-seeing members of the school’s student union canceled the class while everyone regroups and delicately strategizes a way to have a yoga class without instantly recalling centuries of bloodshed, suffering, and unforgivable snootiness inflicted upon the world’s browns by the world’s whites.
According to an email from the school’s student federation:
Many of these cultures are cultures that have experienced oppression, cultural genocide and diasporas due to colonialism and Western supremacy, and we need to be mindful of this and how we express ourselves and while practising yoga.
Will someone please twist these people into pretzels?