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.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
FYI, we also discriminate against absolutely disgusted people!
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.
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?
Mom and Dad are very proud....
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.........
It appears the market has determined her worth.
I bet that sounded like basketball practice in an empty gym, if anybody could hear it over the music.
WILD SNORLAX USES OUTRAGED GLARE.
IT'S NOT VERY EFFECTIVE.
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.
I’m glad I didn’t have mouthful of water, I’d have snorted it all over this laptop. LOLOL!
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?
Don’t laugh too hard here, FReepers. You watch, this will soon be another protected class if the Left gets its way.
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.
Wait until you read 8.
Where did that photo come from? Looks like a still from some horror movie!
If you want to see some effect, refer (however lovingly) to my wife as “Thundercat”.
“I think I smell a fat girls movement ....
Some sentences.. well....”
Eye Yie Yie!!!!!
"You so fat, everytime you turn around it's yo birfday"....
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.
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.
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.
Unless it's a Lesbo Bar.
“You so fat, you ain’t got love handles you got a roll bar!”
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.
Response: One glance tells us that she should question her worth.
I havn’t laughed that hard in a very long time.
I'm with the bar on this one.
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.
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.
Couldn’t have said it better.
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"
Is that Iz in a Tutu
"I've got fuuuudge!"
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!
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.