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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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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: bouncer; napl; overweight; ramos
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Obviously the bouncers made the right decision.

1 posted on 04/29/2012 9:56:23 AM PDT by rawhide
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I’m outraged at the number of people outraged...who do I sue? :o)


2 posted on 04/29/2012 9:59:06 AM PDT by Troublemaker
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To: rawhide

Eeek, that’s not “Plus-Sized”, that’s Wild Snorlax.


3 posted on 04/29/2012 9:59:47 AM PDT by mnehring
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The incidents, she said, have made her question her worth.

But you weren’t questioning your worth before when you wanted to strut on a stage like a prostitute, in public??


4 posted on 04/29/2012 10:00:25 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: rawhide

I think I smell a fat girls “movement” getting ready to form. Just another “protest” group as if America didn’t have enough of those already.


5 posted on 04/29/2012 10:02:06 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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Yeesh! If I saw that on stage I’d flee.


6 posted on 04/29/2012 10:05:18 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: rawhide

No, they did not. No one should tell anyone else they are not pretty enough to do something. Reminds me of reading about the toddler pageant girl who said, “if you are not pretty, you do not belong in pageants. She was talking about other toddlers. I think the lady is very pretty. When are we going to stop judging others by looks? BTW, a friend told me about meeting a Black guy with long hair, etc. He was kinda afraid to talk to him but found out that the other man was as nice as he could be. It was yes sir, no sir. Don’t judge others by their looks.


7 posted on 04/29/2012 10:05:59 AM PDT by MamaB
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I think I smell a fat girls “movement” ....

Some sentences.. well....

8 posted on 04/29/2012 10:06:06 AM PDT by mnehring
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I laughed at this part:

'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 their way of calling me fat without having to actually say it,' she said.

9 posted on 04/29/2012 10:06:44 AM PDT by rawhide
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SWEATHOG! Get back on the dance floor and waddle to the music, fatty. LOL!


10 posted on 04/29/2012 10:08:23 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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Why are fat girls and mopeds alike?


11 posted on 04/29/2012 10:08:52 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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Pretty is in the eye of the beholder.
She is cute and she is chunky.
Because food is served on the bar, no one should dance on it, I mean how unsanitary.


12 posted on 04/29/2012 10:09:28 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: MamaB
No one should tell anyone else they are not pretty enough to do something.

Unless it will drive out all the customers and damage the bar.

13 posted on 04/29/2012 10:10:32 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: central_va

They reject shallow men.


14 posted on 04/29/2012 10:11:04 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I think I smell a fat girls “movement” getting ready to form


15 posted on 04/29/2012 10:11:26 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: MamaB

I think the fact she is obviously overweight made them think of their liability if she were either to crash through the bar or fall off of it. And my guess is she was probably drunk or tipsy. I do not think looks had much of anything to do with their decision.


16 posted on 04/29/2012 10:13:01 AM PDT by rawhide
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The incidents, she said, have made her question her worth.

Maybe, instead, she should question her diet?

Maybe, instead, she should question her lifestyle and her desire to get up and dance on a bar?

17 posted on 04/29/2012 10:14:16 AM PDT by Washi (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, one head-shot at a time.)
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18 posted on 04/29/2012 10:14:43 AM PDT by whd23 (Every time a link is de-blogged an angel gets its wings.)
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To: rawhide

She’s a full-figured gal all right! Complete with entourage.

But check out the sweater meat to the girl on the right!


19 posted on 04/29/2012 10:15:49 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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20 posted on 04/29/2012 10:16:28 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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