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Yoga class canceled because of cultural sensitivity concerns

Quote:...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.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morn...-genocide/

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RE: Yoga class canceled because of cultural sensitivity concerns

I saw this on This Week In Stupid. It's pretty damn stupid.

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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Yoga class canceled because of cultural sensitivity concerns

All part of the PC insanity taking over.

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It's funny that a class designed for disabled students can get canceled for not being PC.
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what the fuck

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Yoga class canceled because of cultural sensitivity concerns

So first Murikans takeover a religious practice for fitness and it becomes the staple activity among hipsters and suburban housewives, and then they make one compatible for disabled students but suddenly yoga is seen as taken from a culture that "experienced oppression".

BTW last I checked, this fucking country(USA) was built by people ESCAPING OPPRESSION AND PERSECUTION.

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no cultures are ever allowed to interact ever because muh microaggressions :'(((

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(11-24-2015 12:42 PM)Alistoriv Wrote:  no cultures are ever allowed to interact ever because muh microaggressions :'(((

The Romans couldn't handle the Etruscans and their sexual ways.

There was also a Greek colony on the Italian peninsula that was made up of extremely wealthy merchants who frequently enjoyed getting down and dirty that were supposedly wiped out for their hedonistic ways.

Course historians believe in reality ppl just wanted their money but they couldn't justify it by saying "lets go rob those rich bastards" so they accused them of being immoral humans to appeal to morality.

Story of humanity eh? Using gods and morals to get rich has been a strong part of our nature.

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RE: Yoga class canceled because of cultural sensitivity concerns

(11-23-2015 11:20 PM)Dead Wrote:  
Quote:...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.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morn...-genocide/

...

that is bs

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PC culture is getting so ridiculous on the left that you can't even hold a Yoga class, at this particular school anyway. What a pity. On the right, you can't even point out a racist as being racist and an Islamophobe as being Islamophobic without people getting all offended as well. 40% of millennials when polled said they would support a ban on offensive speech. Sorry folks but this is America. If something offends you, you battle them with ideas, not suppression of their freedoms.

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(11-26-2015 04:37 AM)|55555| Wrote:  PC culture is getting so ridiculous on the left that you can't even hold a Yoga class, at this particular school anyway. What a pity. On the right, you can't even point out a racist as being racist and an Islamophobe as being Islamophobic without people getting all offended as well. 40% of millennials when polled said they would support a ban on offensive speech. Sorry folks but this is America. If something offends you, you battle them with ideas, not suppression of their freedoms.

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Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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(11-26-2015 05:59 AM)no Wrote:  
(11-26-2015 04:37 AM)|55555| Wrote:  PC culture is getting so ridiculous on the left that you can't even hold a Yoga class, at this particular school anyway. What a pity. On the right, you can't even point out a racist as being racist and an Islamophobe as being Islamophobic without people getting all offended as well. 40% of millennials when polled said they would support a ban on offensive speech. Sorry folks but this is America. If something offends you, you battle them with ideas, not suppression of their freedoms.

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Only if he agrees to surrender the country to me.

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(11-24-2015 12:42 PM)Alistoriv Wrote:  no cultures are ever allowed to interact ever because muh microaggressions :'(((

don't forget neocolonialism and neoliberalism!!!

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(11-27-2015 05:11 PM)thewake Wrote:  
(11-24-2015 12:42 PM)Alistoriv Wrote:  no cultures are ever allowed to interact ever because muh microaggressions :'(((

don't forget neocolonialism and neoliberalism!!!

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(11-26-2015 04:37 AM)|55555| Wrote:  40% of millennials when polled said they would support a ban on offensive speech.

That is just bullshit. People being okay banning offensive speech. Sometimes it is true.

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That Washington Post article reads like The Onion.

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