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College student's outrage after bouncer wouldn't let her dance on bar because she was overweight
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4-29-12

Posted on 04/29/2012 9:56:18 AM PDT by rawhide

A 21-year-old woman has accused the bouncers at her local pub of discrimination after she was banned from dancing on the bar because she was told she was too fat.

ABC News reports Jordan Ramos, a student at the University of Iowa, who describes herself as 'plus-sized', says she was with friends at Union Bar in Iowa City last month when she tried to climb onto the bar.

Miss Ramos says she was told to get back on the floor because she 'was not pretty enough' and was 'obviously pregnant'.

ABC reports the bouncer told Miss Ramos the bar was at capacity during a night out on March 3.

She told the network she waited until a few girls stepped off to make room and tried a second time to stand on the platform - but was stopped again.

Miss Ramos said a friend confronted the manager, but he refused to discuss the matter and asked the women to leave.

'There was only one difference: I am a plus-sized individual,' she told ABC.

'The bouncer said "Look, you will never get up on this platform. Go back to the dance floor where you belong."'

She returned to the bar again on April 14, and was again rejected.

'He said, "You’re not pretty enough and you’re pregnant." I said, "I can tell you with 100 percent certainty that I am not pregnant."

'He then looked at my stomach and said, "You obviously are." They knew I was not pregnant; it was there way of calling me fat without having to actually say it,' she said.

Miss Ramos filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission, but officials told her they could not investigate because size discrimination is not illegal.

The incidents, she said, have made her question her worth.

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KEYWORDS: bouncer; napl; overweight; ramos
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To: central_va
They would have had to call in Mike Holmes to reinforce the bar with a steel girder. That ain't cheap.
101 posted on 04/29/2012 11:45:00 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: rockabyebaby

FYI, we also discriminate against absolutely disgusted people!


102 posted on 04/29/2012 11:48:11 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Snickering Hound
First of all, I completely missed the fifth girl on the right, thus proving how shallow I really must be.

Secondly, the Caption is incorrect. It should read “you're”, not “your”. Not that anyone else here noticed or cared if they did notice.

Lastly, it's my new Background picture on the Computer until my Wife gets home from shopping.

103 posted on 04/29/2012 11:52:09 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: rawhide
and if she broke the bar and fell on her azz, she'd be the first to sue then too...
104 posted on 04/29/2012 11:54:06 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: rockabyebaby
Davy the fat boy, Davy the fat boy
Isn't he round? Isn't he round?
What do he weigh folks?
Can you guess what he weigh?
It's only a quarter
Win a teddy bear for the girlfriend
Or something for the wife
You got to let this fat boy in your life

I think we can persuade him to do
The famous fat boy dance for you
Give me half a chance
I just know you'll like my fat boy's dance

Davy the fat boy, Davy the fat boy
Isn't he
Isn't he round? 

105 posted on 04/29/2012 11:55:36 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: rawhide

Mom and Dad are very proud....


106 posted on 04/29/2012 12:03:19 PM PDT by freebilly
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To: rockabyebaby
Do you also discriminate against old people, black people, people with disabilities?

Far as I can tell, the issue here is fat chicks. Take your phony outrage and bogus straw men elsewhere.

You may not like Freepers sense of humor, but that brings into question why you are even here, and also why this thread pulled you in.........

107 posted on 04/29/2012 12:05:06 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: SECURE AMERICA

It appears the market has determined her worth.


108 posted on 04/29/2012 12:06:18 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...


109 posted on 04/29/2012 12:15:26 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Snickering Hound

I bet that sounded like basketball practice in an empty gym, if anybody could hear it over the music.


110 posted on 04/29/2012 12:15:26 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: mnehring; bigheadfred
Eeek, that’s not “Plus-Sized”, that’s Wild Snorlax.

WILD SNORLAX USES OUTRAGED GLARE.

IT'S NOT VERY EFFECTIVE.

111 posted on 04/29/2012 12:20:19 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: rawhide

She should have waited until 1 AM, by then the beer goggles would have set in, and they would have thought that she was hot.


112 posted on 04/29/2012 12:22:01 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: mnehring

I’m glad I didn’t have mouthful of water, I’d have snorted it all over this laptop. LOLOL!


113 posted on 04/29/2012 12:28:31 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: CORedneck

Miss DeGroot: You know, Mr. Bundy, I’ve worked at this library for 44 years. I was eligible for retirement 3 years ago. Do you know why I stayed?

Al Bundy: You learned to eat books?


114 posted on 04/29/2012 12:30:10 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: rawhide

Don’t laugh too hard here, FReepers. You watch, this will soon be another protected class if the Left gets its way.


115 posted on 04/29/2012 12:32:40 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: varyouga
There was a time in my life when I hit the bars seven nights a week, drank a great deal and closed them down every night, and I'd go to all sorts of places. The clubs you describe are alright for special occasions, for weekends and such, but they're too expensive and too uptight to ever be anybody’s regular spot, outside of coke addled young stockbrokers and the hookers that follow in their wake.

Of the real bars, the neighborhood places, the dives, the biker joints and such, there are a few who would quite happily let her up there, but she'd be at the mercy of the patrons sidled up to watch the impromptu show.

The things I've seen that I'd like to unsee as a result, well, call it an expensive education on the seedier side of life. Women hairier than me stripping, sixty year olds in dresses with no undergarments, and even obese women, especially in low rent redneck sorts of places, you know, where every woman in the place outweighs you except for the crackheads, and every one of them either just got a tat or is just about to get a new one.

I saw a very large woman who had had numerous tequila shots jump up on a pedestal table and promptly collapse it, on Christmas Eve once, years ago.

Good thing she was drunk off her @$$, that might’ve hurt. The owner did stop allowing that, from then on, so there is some fear of liability shining dimly through the haze of alcohol and substance abuse.

Maybe that's why the Apostle Paul appeals to me so now, he was quite the sinner but repented, was forgiven and went on to do great things for the Lord. I've had much to repent myself.

116 posted on 04/29/2012 12:36:24 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: FreedomPoster

Wait until you read 8.


117 posted on 04/29/2012 12:37:01 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: dfwgator

Where did that photo come from? Looks like a still from some horror movie!


118 posted on 04/29/2012 12:40:10 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 20 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: Slings and Arrows; mnehring

If you want to see some effect, refer (however lovingly) to my wife as “Thundercat”.


119 posted on 04/29/2012 12:40:28 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: mnehring

“I think I smell a fat girls “movement” ....
Some sentences.. well....”

Eye Yie Yie!!!!!

Funniest today.


120 posted on 04/29/2012 12:44:08 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: Revolting cat!
"Davy the fat boy, Davy the fat boy Isn't he round? Isn't he round?"

"You so fat, everytime you turn around it's yo birfday"....

121 posted on 04/29/2012 12:44:15 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: mnehring

This thread is just full of good material, plus some oldies but goodies. The mosh pit monster is an Internet favorite, probably 8+ years old. There are lots of Photochops of that one.


122 posted on 04/29/2012 12:46:37 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: rockabyebaby

It’s a business decision. Fat girls on bar = empty bar. Attractive, not fat girl = lots of drunk guys at bar.

It’s really that simple.


123 posted on 04/29/2012 12:47:13 PM PDT by Black_Shark ( Who)
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To: CatherineofAragon

She is so fat, the Mayans predicted her tripping.

She is so fat Bill Clinton found her attractive.

She is so fat, she is the first lady.


124 posted on 04/29/2012 12:49:28 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Black_Shark
Fat girls on bar = empty bar

Unless it's a Lesbo Bar.

125 posted on 04/29/2012 12:52:25 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

“You so fat, you ain’t got love handles you got a roll bar!”


126 posted on 04/29/2012 12:54:14 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: rawhide

GUILTY !


127 posted on 04/29/2012 1:03:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Snickering Hound
Great poster!

Don't call us, we'll call you...if the phone don't ring, you'll know it's us!

People need to get over being offended so easily. Years ago, I was in Manhattan on business any my co-workers decided to take me to some "trendy" spots in Greenwich Village after work. Well the first two places we went to, the bouncers would let my co-workers in but stop me at the door and tell me I had to wait on the sidewalk due to fire code and the place being filled to capacity. I got the hint. I was dressed like Dilbert with my short-sleeved white shirt and dorky tie while my co-workers had sports jackets and open collar shirts. My co-workers were gracious enough to take me to a less trendy place and we still laugh about it today.

128 posted on 04/29/2012 1:05:03 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 20 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: rawhide
Statement: "The incidents, she said, have made her question her worth."

Response: One glance tells us that she should question her worth.

129 posted on 04/29/2012 1:07:13 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

OMG!!!

I havn’t laughed that hard in a very long time.


130 posted on 04/29/2012 1:10:47 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: rawhide
Saw Ted Nugent play at a bar called the Medina Ballroom in Minnesota about 8 years ago and a fat chick was drunk dancing right next to me and about bowled me over several times until I crossed my arms so she would instead run into my sharp elbow. After a few of those she quit.

I'm with the bar on this one.

131 posted on 04/29/2012 1:15:42 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Politics is fake. I think it's owned by Vince Mcmahon)
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To: jimmyo57

She’s DEFINITELY the UUUUUUUGGGGGLY friend. Fat chicks shouldn’t be allowed in wet t-shirt contests or to dance on bars.

I used to go to a bar with go-go dancers (in the 1980’s) and they had 1 fat dancer and you have never seen an area clear out so fast, as soon as she got up to dance the stage area clear out.


132 posted on 04/29/2012 1:25:01 PM PDT by Chainsawj (Looks like I have NOBODY to vote FOR, I'll just vote againest the dems.......AGAIN.)
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To: central_va

THANK YOU!!!!!!!


133 posted on 04/29/2012 1:26:18 PM PDT by Chainsawj (Looks like I have NOBODY to vote FOR, I'll just vote againest the dems.......AGAIN.)
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To: mnehring

LOL!


134 posted on 04/29/2012 1:34:47 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: RegulatorCountry

LOL OMG


135 posted on 04/29/2012 1:35:23 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: rawhide

That is what private property rights and rights of ownership are for. The owner of private property gets to decide how property is used and disposed of. She sounds like a libtard that is confusing private property rights with government policy of equal use of the commons.


136 posted on 04/29/2012 1:37:44 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Couldn’t have said it better.


137 posted on 04/29/2012 1:40:47 PM PDT by Conservaliberty (25 and conservative. I guess I have no heart, Oh, well, makes shooting the bad guys easier.)
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To: svcw
I agree who would want to dance on a bar, even sadder is these girls/young women/older women go to bars and get (or to get) drunk.

I agree. But by the looks of her, going to a bar where there will be other drunks, will be the best place for her to...errr..."pick somebody up"

138 posted on 04/29/2012 1:45:06 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Is that Iz in a Tutu


139 posted on 04/29/2012 1:45:21 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: mountn man
I agree. But by the looks of her, going to a bar where there will be other drunks, will be the best place for her to...errr..."pick somebody up"

"I've got fuuuudge!"

140 posted on 04/29/2012 1:46:21 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: MamaB
When are we going to stop judging others by looks?

When they stop trying to climb on bar tables to dance?

It was obviously a safety issue in her case, if she really does have a problem then she should contact OSHA.......

141 posted on 04/29/2012 1:51:21 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

There actually is a ‘fat activism’ movement and it has gained huge momentum in Australia, Canada, and Britain. Think Michelle’s ‘war on obesity’ is bad? Since the aforementioned countries have SOCIALIZED HEALTHCARE and obesity is seen as connected to higher medical costs, fat people truly are demonized over there!!

Things I like about the fat activist movement:
1. Anti-”nanny state”: It’s none of the government’s business how many donuts I eat.
2. Focuses on how demonizing fat increases eating disorders

Things I HATE HATE HATE about the f.a. movement:
1. Largely Feminist. (No pun intended, but hey...it works.)
2. Almost always tie “fate hate” in with “homophobia”
3. Want to make anti-fat statements into “hate speech”

All in all, I like the idea of not treating fat people like garbage, and I like the idea of telling the government that they shouldn’t be able to force me to eat healthy for my own good. I’ll admit I’ve read a lot of things by fat acceptance writers, but only about 20 percent of it is any good. The rest of it is all “People hate me cause I’m fat! Make hating fat people illegal! Waaa! Waa!”

And the amount of feminism in it is sickening.

Whatever happened to just good old politeness? Sure it’s rude to say something mean to a fat person but let’s not make fat a protected class...

I wonder if I could try making people with brown hair into a protected class? After all, the “blondes have more fun” stuff violates my constitutional right to feel all warm and fuzzy inside about myself.


142 posted on 04/29/2012 1:52:09 PM PDT by Conservaliberty (25 and conservative. I guess I have no heart, Oh, well, makes shooting the bad guys easier.)
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To: RandallFlagg

I loved “Married with Children” especailly with the politically incorrect blue collar humor. Unfortunately a show like that won’t be allowed on the air today. Our society has gotten thinned skinned and we cannot even laugh at ourselves anymore.


143 posted on 04/29/2012 1:53:46 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: dfwgator

“I’ve got fuuuudge”. Lmao. I used wonder if I had pork chop cologne or something when one of these would think hitting on me was ok.


144 posted on 04/29/2012 1:57:59 PM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore it seems)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Anonymous sumo wrestler, I believe. You can tell because there’s no ukulele.


145 posted on 04/29/2012 1:59:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: rockabyebaby

Do you complain, or get annoyed, when overweight people sit next to you on an airline seat and spill into “your” area?

Just curious...

I have had this happen on numerous flights. They generally act like they have every right to as much space on that row of seats as they might require, and to hell with anyone who says anything.


146 posted on 04/29/2012 2:00:00 PM PDT by Tahoe3002
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To: rockabyebaby

I agree with you. Being a jerk is wrong. Some of the commenters on this thread are being jerks, I totally agree with you. Everyone, fat and skinny alike, needs to be treated with respect and dignity. As a Christian I especially believe this to be true.

But, and I am honestly asking your opinion, do we need to make body size into a political issue? I think that the proprietors were stupid and rude too, but the fact remains that this is part of making overweight people into a protected class.

Also, is dancing on a bar a “right?”

What are your thoughts?


147 posted on 04/29/2012 2:02:21 PM PDT by Conservaliberty (25 and conservative. I guess I have no heart, Oh, well, makes shooting the bad guys easier.)
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To: rawhide
Cripes! Some of you all are getting lazy. Somebody had to post this!
148 posted on 04/29/2012 2:19:40 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: dfwgator

hahahahahaha


149 posted on 04/29/2012 2:32:36 PM PDT by Black_Shark ( Who)
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To: SamAdams76

Reminds me of a story Dale Evans told in one of her books. It seems that she and Roy had tried to get in The Stork club-think that was the name- but the doorman would not let them in. They went home and she said she wondered what that guy would have said if he had known who they were and that their clothes had cost several thousands of dollars The owner did find out about it and called to apologize. They were the best!


150 posted on 04/29/2012 2:33:22 PM PDT by MamaB
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