Author Topic: 'cultural appropriation'  (Read 1074 times)

Offline pr126

'cultural appropriation'
« on: November 23, 2015, 03:13:32 AM »
University's free yoga class is shut down over 'cultural appropriation' fears after complaints from 'social justice warriors'
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A free yoga class has been suspended after student leaders at a Canadian university are concerned the practice of it could be seen as 'cultural appropriation'.

Jennifer Scharf, who has been offering the weekly yoga class at the University of Ottawa campus for seven years, said she was notified in September that the program was being ended.

In an email from the Center for Students with Disabilities, staff wrote that while yoga is 'accessible and great for students', there are 'cultural issues of implication involved in the practice', the Ottawa Sun reported.

I'm not pretending to be some enlightened yogi master, and the point [of the program] isn't to educate people on the finer points of the ancient yogi scripture,' she told the Ottawa Sun.

'The point is to get people to have higher physical awareness for their own physical health and enjoyment.'

The university's Student Federation, which operates the center, had initially approached Scharf in 2008 about providing yoga instruction to students, including those with disabilities, according to the Ottawa Sun.

Around 60 university students participated in the program.

The center's staff said that yoga has been under 'a lot of controversy lately' as a result of how it is being practiced and which cultures those practices are 'being taken from,' according to the Ottawa Sun.

Staff from the center also expressed that many of those cultures 'experienced oppression, cultural genocide and Diasporas due to colonialism and western supremacy'.

The center official went on to say that 'we need to be mindful of this and how we express ourselves while practicing yoga'.

You can't fix stupid.




Re: 'cultural appropriation'
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2015, 03:19:07 AM »
yes we should all live within our own culture. Culture mixing is bad guys.

Gotta love it when you can't tell the difference in rhetoric between a SJW or a white nationalist.

this subreddit made a game out of trying to guess who said what: https://www.reddit.com/r/StormfrontorSJW


Offline TomFoolery

Re: 'cultural appropriation'
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2015, 08:21:54 AM »
Modern yoga appropriates Eastern cultures about as much as modern rap music appropriates tribal African cultures.
How can you be sure my refusal to agree with your claim a symptom of my ignorance and not yours?

Offline Atheon

Re: 'cultural appropriation'
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2015, 08:59:08 AM »
I've heard some SJWs claim that even eating at an ethnic restaurant or learning a foreign language are "cultural appropriation". They have truly circled around to being right-wing nationalists and anti-multicultural segregationists.

True cultural appropriation is a form of fraud, for example, claiming you're a member of an Indian tribe, when you're not, so you can run a casino, or running a business which you claim is based on a certain culture, when it's pretty much a bastardization and exploitation of the culture, for profit.

It is not appreciating, learning from, borrowing from, enjoying, participating in, or celebrating different cultures or aspects thereof.

The stupid, the stupid...
« Last Edit: November 23, 2015, 09:01:55 AM by Atheon »
"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful." - Seneca

Re: 'cultural appropriation'
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2015, 09:17:23 AM »
The GOP can claim victory: with the dummying down of the culture, they inadvertently produced the dumb SWJ.

Re: 'cultural appropriation'
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2015, 09:30:14 AM »
The GOP can claim victory: with the dummying down of the culture, they inadvertently produced the dumb SWJ.
Nah, this is Progressivism to the extreme. The GOP only wish they could take credit. 

Re: 'cultural appropriation'
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2015, 12:54:40 PM »
This is not cultural misappropriation...

It is left-wing fascism... Call it what it is.

Offline Baruch

Re: 'cultural appropriation'
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2015, 01:05:20 PM »
This is not cultural misappropriation...

It is left-wing fascism... Call it what it is.

But I do hope you disapprove of right-wing fascism too ;-)
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.