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Seven years ago, the Student Federation at the University of Ottawa asked Jennifer Scharf to provide a free weekly yoga class. The class is still going strong, but officials with the federation are pulling the plug on it because of "cultural issues." Scharf says they told her they worried about cultural appropriation. She says she offered to change the name of the class to "mindful stretching" in order to avoid offending anyone but that led to a disagreement on how that should be translated into French, so the group just decided to drop the class.

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  1. …the complaint that killed the program came instead from a “social justice warrior” with “fainting heart ideologies” in search of a cause celebre.

    “People are just looking for a reason to be offended by anything they can find,” said Scharf.

    Grievance porn addiction is real and Scharf should be mindful of those SJW’s suffering it and understand that her place isn’t to cure but to feed it.

    1. “People are just looking for a reason to be offended by anything they can find”

      No, they’re not. They’re looking for something they can claim to be offended about so they can use their victim status as a weapon to attack other people. They’re not a damn bit offended, they’re bullies. If they’re that goddamn weak and pitiful you should be able to tell them to shut the hell up and go away and they will shut the hell up and go away. But they won’t, will they? That’s because they are not weak and pitiful, they’re spoiled brat bullies who need their ass kicked a few times so that they’ll learn some goddamn manners. Giving in to a two-year old throwing a temper tantrum is the best way to guarantee the shithead’s going to continue throwing temper tantrums. A two-year old has to be taught that throwing a temper tantrum results in adverse consequences to get him to knock that shit off. If it had been me, I would have told them I was changing the name of my yoga class to “Stretching Exercises For Retarded Crippled Nigger Faggot Cunts” and watch their heads explode .

  2. There seems to be a massive conspiracy to make The Onion irrelevant.

    1. A vast derp-wing conspiracy?

    2. There seems to be a massive conspiracy to make The Onion more believable than actual news.

  3. She says she offered to change the name of the class to “mindful stretching” in order to avoid offending anyone but that led to a disagreement on how that should be translated into French…

    How about: “Yoga?”

    As a retired Infantry officer, I am outraged at the Social Justice “Warriors” appropriating my esteemed culture.

    1. Who do these people think they are appropriating the name of the Ottawa Indian tribe? And isn’t the whole concept of a university system appropriating Italian culture? I sure hope they weren’t using English when they communicated with her – the English language is nothing but cultural appropriation. Did they use any Arabic numbers in their missive? Was it written on Chinese-invented paper using India ink or did they use some American-invented technology in a Japanese computer built in South Korea to transmit it? And what do these people eat and drink that wasn’t first developed by some other culture? I don’t think Canadians invented fire or the wheel or the idea of living indoors and wearing pants – you need to knock all that off tout suite, capiche? Or it’s adios for you, dummkopf.

  4. How inflexible of them

  5. Embarrasing to say I went there. All the future bureaucrats of tomorrow are on full display with this one.

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