November 23, 2015

Students react to University of Ottawa cancelling yoga classes over "cultural appropriation"

Brian LilleyArchive

The University of Ottawa Student Federation cancelled a free yoga class due to concerns of cultural sensitivity.

The concern was that some of those taking advantage of these  classes might not fully understand the Indian culture which would make this, "cultural appropriation".  

Yoga comes from India so apparently, only those from India can enjoy yoga.   

Don’t these first world kids have more important things to worry about?


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commented 2016-01-02 10:44:13 -0500
How absurd that even in a college setting one can not do the least bit of research to uncover the fact that all of (real) Yoga is Hinduism. Why the denial?
Swami Ganapati Paramatma
commented 2015-11-25 11:21:21 -0500
Allan Rock – he is the one that turned it around so that the criminals get a free pass, and the victims are punished. And don’t forget that Allan Rock is the one who shoved gun control down our throats. He shouldn’t be allowed any where near children, to spread his communist garbage and Liberal lies.
commented 2015-11-24 15:17:49 -0500
Charles White commented: The U of Ottawa " in 2008 also cancelled shine-o-rama, because CF is a white, male disease." Who has been the President of the U of Ottawa since then?? Could it be Allan Rock, former Liberal Cabinet Minister? Just wondering.
commented 2015-11-24 14:41:33 -0500
“Does this mean I can’t eat my Chinese food with chopsticks?”
No, this means no more Chinese food for you unless you’re Chinese!
No more pizza unless you’re Italian.
No more caviar unless you’re Russian.
No more souvlaki unless you’re Greek.
No more coffee unless you’re South American.
No more whining unless you’re a spoiled child attending a publicly funded University with major guilt issues.
It is really no surprise that this comes from U of O, which demonized an entire hockey program for the indiscretions of a few players.
commented 2015-11-24 11:49:19 -0500
If the students don’t stand up, then it looks like they are in agreement, with the lies of those who wish to make us bend over for their evil ideology. It looks like the students have already surrendered, without even a whimper. And these are our future politicians and leaders. I want someone like Ezra, who has fire in his belly, and the desire to fight not just for our rights, but for the rights of others, and our future generations. Appeasement will never satisfy the enemy, so don’t bow down to evil to begin with. I’d rater die fighting for our rights and freedoms, than to lay down and do nothing. Doing nothing is how evil wins!
commented 2015-11-24 10:59:05 -0500
Does this mean I can’t eat my Chinese food with chopsticks?
commented 2015-11-24 10:48:15 -0500
This is how they silence us, by picking and choosing to attack one by one the pillars of democracy. They only win, if we turn our backs and do nothing! We have allowed them access to our children through our educational institutions, and the unions have accepted money to brainwash our children for their evil agenda. When they unions kept insisting the parents be kept out of our schools, this is why, so that they could continue to install evil ideological thoughts into their minds. We now will pay the price for not paying more attention, to what they were teaching our children, in our schools.
commented 2015-11-24 10:17:53 -0500
Looks like Social Justin Warriors lost the battle of social media for a change. They have bowed to the ridicule of the world. But, they couldn’t be honest enough to offer an apology. Instead the new ‘spin’ is that the program was never cancelled. Wasn’t it? These guys will almost certainly be politicians some day. They have the BS down already.

The good news is that, for a change, social media is on the side of sanity. Could this be the tip of spear in the fight to have adults run the planet once again? Dare we hope for:

- No more distorted electro-whatever blasting in sports bars full of 50 year old men.
- No more angry teens screaming in the faces of non-racists “Do Black Lives Matter?” As if anyone would actually say no
- No more jackasses telling Parisiens they had it coming
- etc., etc., etc.

Ok. Maybe that’s a pipe dream. Baby steps. :-)

If I’ve missed a typo again this time, please don’t point it out to me. I may throw myself off a building. :-D
commented 2015-11-24 09:32:19 -0500
Continued – this PC gen cannot be trusted to make rational decisions because their reason and logic have been replaced with the conditioned reflex of PC, even their teachers are seeing it – PC is essentially a war against reason, so by extension we have a generation indoctrinated in the anti-logic of PC and the uncivil methodology of totalitarianism.

Raise the voting age to 45 and save our nation.
commented 2015-11-24 09:28:04 -0500
Heh – did you hear the lobotomized little twitter critter who is “all for political correctness”? THIS is why this generation cannot be trusted to make
commented 2015-11-24 05:20:50 -0500
Canaday is the laughing stock of the world. Way to go you little…………. Boy, I want to go all John Oliver on their asses here.

Between Chrystia Freeland and these dolts, it has been a disastrous few days for Canada’s reputation on the international stage. I’m so embarrassed by Freeland that I actually wrote an apology letter to one of Maher’s panelists assuring him Freeland doesn’t speak for the majority. Suffice to say the reply was unflatterring to her. Now this? I can’t write apology letters to the entire world.

commented 2015-11-24 03:54:31 -0500
hahahaha the student who say " i’m all for political correctness, but that was too far " hahahahhahahahahaha twisted logic is the nature of the problem in people
commented 2015-11-24 00:49:30 -0500
The real question is, how do we get nut bars like this out of power and keep them out?

Forgive me for asking, but isn’t it the Lefty’s that are into Multicuturalism? And isn’t that what this really is, some folks adopting certain aspects of other culture? So what they’re really saying is, you have to adopt the entire religion, or not at all. But that’s not very MULTIcultural – is it? And what of the fact that ppl practice religion to varying degrees? What if an Indian person is not super religious – can they still practice it? What if he sees an East Indian person practicing yoga, but that person is actual Christian, or Muslim, will he be able to tell by looking at them? Should he ask? Should he demand to “see papers” to prove they “qualify” to practice? Do you think they’ve thought this through very well?
commented 2015-11-24 00:45:41 -0500
These mindless people are so pathetic all I can do is LOL.
commented 2015-11-24 00:45:22 -0500
My family was born in Italy and migrated to Canada. I demand that ALL non-Italians be barred from eating pizza!!! If you’re not Italian, you can’t possibly know the amount of heart and soul that goes into eating one.
The same goes for Chinese food.
commented 2015-11-24 00:19:41 -0500
Bunch of snot nose whiners only at university to warm up the bench.
commented 2015-11-24 00:09:33 -0500
Shouldn’t they be focusing on Israeli boycotts…or is that so “last-year”?
commented 2015-11-23 23:43:47 -0500
Can’t agree about the ‘cultural appropriation’ bit but don’t understand why yoga has become so popular (apart from the fact that you can go out and buy a whole bunch of rather nice looking stuff to wear) but yoga like tai chi is part of a religion – yes so people say you can participate in the exercises for the physical aspects but really it doesn’t work that well unless you fully participate in it which includes the meditation et al – personally I couldn’t figure out how to empty my head of all thoughts ! Not to mention looking like an idiot saying ‘hmmm’ for long periods.
commented 2015-11-23 23:30:03 -0500
LOL — isn’t the name Ottawa an aboriginal cultural appropriation?
commented 2015-11-23 22:40:35 -0500
We need to stop eating Chinese food or pirogies, then. Or, any foreign food. How ’bout we all stop listening to reggae or classical music. My head is ready to explode!
commented 2015-11-23 21:40:22 -0500
Good to see the rebel make a video out of this news story.
commented 2015-11-23 21:02:34 -0500
Get rid of all the political brainwashing that starts in Junior Grade School, carried out by left wing teachers. Politics should be for more senior grades. The way things are now, young children have become, Rabid Socialists by the time they reach Fourth Grade. This is nothing new, young children have been steered to the left since the days of Carl Marx.
All this politically correct, progressive thinking, is encouraged by teachers, who were themselves brainwashed at a young age. It is like a germ multiplying in an open wound and can be deadly.
Another thing that we should be aware of, is the growing propaganda of Islam, an evil form of politics, that is increasingly being forced into our children’s minds. This is Canada, no Muslim should be allowed to teach our children.
In my opinion, Junior Grade School should revert back to just, Reading Writing and Arithmetic’s. In the long run, children will be better off. So will we.
commented 2015-11-23 21:02:13 -0500
Again, One World… One HUGE Insane Asylum!
commented 2015-11-23 20:11:58 -0500
Hilarious….These cry-bullies are practicing socialism.. did they consider where socialism is from and the amount of death and oppression it has caused?
commented 2015-11-23 19:48:39 -0500
For that matter then, all martial arts, dance and culinary classes, courses, programs – hell every sport except basketball too should be viewed in the same light as these pompous, ignorant students view yoga…. now I need a case of beer to help me forget the stupidity emanating from our educational facilities…
commented 2015-11-23 19:33:48 -0500
These spoiled brat socialists also cancelled shine-o-rama, because CF is a white, male disease. Nope, it is a sexually correct disease, but primarily of Caucasians, true. However, who are the Caucasians? Originated out of India and are of multiple colours. Maybe, if these brats are actually in an educational institution, which is doubtful, they should take some classes on factual sociology, anthropology, geography, history; if such factual courses exist anymore in the a-liberal arts.
commented 2015-11-23 19:31:20 -0500
Our universities want some of the spotlight. Why should our federal and provincial governments be the only embarrassment Canadians must endure.
commented 2015-11-23 19:12:47 -0500
I pity those fools when its time to work in the real world, god help them.
commented 2015-11-23 19:11:13 -0500
the young man said “I am all for political correctness and we need more of it in the world” now if that statement isn’t the epitome of leftist student indoctrination, nothing ever will be. I weep for the future.