Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, November 23, 2015

Dear Canada: What the Fuck?-- Snowflakes Meet Yoga Edition.

In studios across the nation, as many as 20 million Americans practice yoga every day. Few worry that their downward dogs or warrior poses disrespect other cultures.

But yoga comes from India, once a British colony. And now, at one Canadian university, a yoga class designed to include disabled students has been canceled after concerns the practice was taken from a culture that "experienced oppression, cultural genocide and diasporas due to colonialism and western supremacy," according to the group that once sponsored it.
How does this even make sense?

Rock and roll has its origins in music that was mainly African-American. But nobody with five functioning brain cells has suggested banning rock and roll because of cultural imperialism. We damn near bombed Japan flat, between fire raids and atomic bombs, are we now not supposed to eat sushi? Hell, American sushi is different from Japanese sushi, but we still call it "sushi".

Yoga, in the West, isn't a religious ritual. It's stretching and exercise. Maybe we should call it "Agoy", but then that'll just confuse a lot of Jews. "The Exercise Formerly Known as Yoga Before the Stupid Snowflakes Got Upset" is too long. TEFKAYBSSGU? (You're all welcome to come up with a better acronym.)

I don't know what's going to happen when these hypersensative snowflakes get out into the working world and find out that (a) they don't get praise or awards for just showing up and (b) nobody will give a fuck if they're offended by things. But that's probably blog fodder for another time.

UPDATE: In California, "yoga = religion" has already been litigated by the Christian Taliban. They lost.

4 comments:

Grog said...

How about YIFISS?

Yoga isn't for idiotic special snowflakes

Ward said...

Hey, don't blame us! Apparently eating "ethnic" food is also repression somehow caused by cultural appropriation:

http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/11/foodie-without-appropriation/

Comrade Misfit said...

Crimus, Ward, for real?

There's never a dinosaur-killing comet around when one needs one.

Eck! said...

QUOTE: I don't know what's going to happen when these hypersensative snowflakes get out into the working world and find out that (a) they don't get praise or awards for just showing up and (b) nobody will give a fuck if they're offended by things. But that's probably blog fodder for another time.

We we already know... I present the students and instructors of Missouri safe spaces
and presumed adults. I know bad, bad, that's harsh on the snowflakes.


Eck!