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29 March 2016 @ 06:05 am
From another culture  
Two views of yoga

Thanx to [personal profile] twistedchick
Avram Grumer: Post-It Portraitagrumer on March 29th, 2016 06:46 pm (UTC)
Wow, that bullshit “U of Ottawa bans yoga for ‘cultural appropriation’” story sure has legs! Fits right into the currently-fashionable storyline about how today’s college students are all flighty “social justice warriors” who get upset over nothing.

In reality, the university offers several yoga classes, only one of which was cancelled, and that only temporarily. That one was held in the Center for Students with Disabilities, and not enough disabled students were making use of it, so the CSD decided that maybe the money earmarked for use by disabled students should go to things they will get benefit out of, instead of just providing a free service for the able-bodied. The instructor for the course “guess[ed]” that the cancellation had something to do with “cultural appropriation,” and off the story went.