The politically correct insanity is off the charts. I am sorry if you feel dumber after having read this article, but this really happened.
Jennifer Scharf, who has offered free weekly yoga sessions at the University of Ottawa since 2008, has had her free class canceled because it was deemed her lessons are an “unacceptable cultural appropriation of a non-Western practice”.
Via The Independent:
According to the Ottawa Sun, staff from the Centre for Students with Disabilities, where the classes were held for students of all abilities, wrote in an email: “While yoga is a really great idea and accessible and great for students…there are cultural issues of implication involved in the practice. Yoga has been under a lot of controversy lately due to how it is being practiced”, and which cultures those practices “are being taken from”.
(This language obviously denotes yoga was “stolen” from these cultures by Westerners.)
The email went on to say that because many of those cultures “have experienced oppression, cultural genocide and diasporas due to colonialism and Western supremacy… we need to be mindful of this and how we express ourselves while practising yoga.”
Sadly, the lady actually tried to change the class to “mindful stretching” as a way of compromising with the PC police, but to no avail. Someone found a way to get their feelings hurt over the historical ramifications of Westerners practicing yoga, so that’s that.
Funny, the cultures who have practiced yoga for hundreds of years probably wish everybody did. Now, someone found a way to weaponize stretching for political purposes.
Can you imagine what kind of whiny, crybaby society we’re going to live in after another decade of stories like this one?
“It’s crazy that someone would find yoga offensive in the way we teach it. If you look at how, historically yoga has been so non-controversial, it’s a wonder nobody’s taking offense with kickboxing or spin class instead.”
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