Skip to comments.College student's outrage after bouncer wouldn't let her dance on bar because she was overweight
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, "Youre not pretty enough and youre 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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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.......
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.
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.
“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.
Anonymous sumo wrestler, I believe. You can tell because there’s no ukulele.
Do you complain, or get annoyed, when overweight people sit next to you on an airline seat and spill into “your” area?
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.
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?
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!
Hmmm. I'd have thought, maybe, that even wanting to dance on a bar might cause one to question her worth.
Yep. Pure common sense. Some of the women involved in these fat movements insist that obesity is beautiful and sexy. Well, no, it isn't. I think skinny women with no shape look awful, but FAT is not attractive, either. These days you see obese girls wearing tube tops and low cut jeans, with rolls of fat hanging out all over. Whatever happened to the idea of accentuating the positive, and camouflaging the negative?
Some of these folks also try to claim that being fat isn't unhealthy, which could be harmful to young, impressionable people.
You hit the nail squarely on the head.
Human Rights Commission?
Since when did obesity become a protected class?
If I was her parents I’d ask for a refund and make her pay her own way.
Why are her arms crossed in the picture? Covering up the baby?
Actually, the left is attacking 'Obesity'. I guess they want all our savings, even our most personal food reserves.
Think 'Ethiopian style' skinny.
As far as dancing on the bar, size matters, both structurally and in the event someone falls--heavier people are harder to catch without injury to the catcher and the catchee. Weight/size limits can be a safety issue.
Otherwise, there would be no carseat laws or height limits on carnival rides.
Bottom line, though, it is a private establishment and they have the right to decide who can dance on their bar, if anyone.
She is a perfect example of a 2 at 10 and a 10 at 2.
If there is any justice in the world, this young girl will lose the offending tonnage, get up on the bar and promptly fall off and break her neck.
In reality, the bouncer was doing her a favor.
Where did that photo come from? Looks like a still from some horror movie!
I can’t answer your question. All I can say is that I’m glad I wasn’t there!
The look of horror on the guys’ faces is priceless. Lmao
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