Plus-Sized College Student Claims Discrimination

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in

Jordan Ramos, 21-year-old U of Iowa student was told to not dance on bar top while her skinny friends were allowed to.
There are 78 comments:
Female 72
this would be so embarrassing! if i wasn`t allowed on the bar i would suck it up and have fun with the rest of my night then use this as a wake up call to better myself! i can`t even imagine putting a spotlight on my weight in any way and i weigh much less than this girl.
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Male 406
Yes, she is big, and not good looking....and she looks angry too, I wouldnt let her up on the platform either.....
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Male 294
Well, clearly put on the weight while at college, because otherwise she would have figured out by now that the world has discriminated against fat ppl since the beginning of time. The only difference was that when they were getting their (fat, beefy) asses eaten by a lion, yelling `discrimination!` never had much effect. After all, it`s a well known fact that lions are the most brazenly discriminatory of all the big cats.

Perhaps maybe if you want to join your friends so badly you should try doing so next time they go out for a jog rather than sitting in the food court, eh fatty fat cakes?

As for her not being fat, yes, she`s fat and as for being ugly...well, I`m going to be 21 in a few days, and if that`s what I saw on the bar when I first walked in I`d turn right around and go home.

Still, ppl should know in this day and age that you risk having to be nice to fatty if you`re nice to her friends. That`s why you have to be mean to all of em`. They deserve it,
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Male 1,399
Same reason you can`t dance in the go-go cage, fatty;

The stage, platforms and cages are for attractive people. Fat people gyro-flabbing scare away customers.
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Male 261
Not that big?

She is a good 2-3 average male or females.

400-500 pounds for sure.

You are right she is not that bad looking... she is absolutely hideous looking.
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Male 628
Yehhh, that was pretty dickish.
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Female 65
@Aeladil: I agree. Grow up guys. She is not a bad looking girl at all. She is not even that big.
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Female 2,549
Awwww why can`t the fatty be as skanky as the skinnies.
Support her for throwing her weight behind an issue. I am sure she will break through.
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Male 766
I`d do `er but I don`t want her dancing on my furniture either . . .
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Female 513
So many of you have seriously warped body image issues. She`s not even THAT big and you`re talking about her like she weighs 600 pounds.
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Male 1,048
Instead of a twinkie try sponge cake with fruit! Fatty McFatterstein.
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Male 15,832
[quote]What does IAB think about a price per total weight to fly. (Person + baggage)? [/quote]
I`m a big guy, but I`m okay with that to a point. The entire cost of your flight to the airline isn`t just weight. A plane might hold 100 150-lb. passengers, but it won`t hold 150 100-lb. passengers. What you need is a base price per seat, say, half the fare, plus a weight charge where the average weight equals the other half of the fare. Similarly with baggage -- so much per piece plus so much per lb. for all bags, checked or carry-on.
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Male 1,810
This was a privately owned bar ? Owner has the final word, and if you dont like it, gtfo...

Exercise your rights with your wallet, and dont go back and spend your money there.
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Male 510
"Plus-sized individual" is the politically correct way to refer to a fat person now?
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Male 2,344
Not the bar`s fault that she`s too fat for the table to support.
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Male 154
I would hit that......probably more than once. At least until it was dead.
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Male 1,084
What does IAB think about a price per total weight to fly. (Person + baggage)?
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Male 694
so shes mad that she wasnt allowed to dance on something thats designed for beautiful women to dance on? thats like applying for a job you arent qualified for and then suing when you dont get hired
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Male 502
Maybe the bar top has a 350lb weight limit?
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Male 118
Looks like she is learning something in college, "Life isn`t fair"
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Male 3,646
Oh, and I think she is kind of pretty, but she would look sooooo much better minus a hundred pounds and would probably feel better if she lost that weight.
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Male 3,646




I don`t think people should be bullied because they are fat, but fat people also shouldn`t be propped up by silly laws to promote special treatment making it alright to be a lard ass.
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Male 1,084
Can short people claim discrimination when they`re not allowed on certain rides?
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Male 2,172
It should be illegal to discriminate against people on behalf of their physical appearance. I have been saying this a long time ago and i`m still saying it today.

Kinda feel old because of you guys...
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Male 2,790
hehe
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Male 1,586
It`s his bar so it`s his choice. He may be looked at poorly, but he`s just trying to make money and the big girl dancing on the bar is going to do the opposite of what he wants.
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Male 10,855
Lady, unless you are genetically predisposed, you have control of your weight. Learn to manage it.
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Male 2,841
Boo hoo fatty is a fatty.
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Male 39,904

"1 plus size {or 2 regular size} college students..."
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Male 3,894
There`s nothing illegal about what the bar did. Sure, it`s a bit of an non-nice individual move, but bars aren`t legally obligated to be nice. They don`t have to let ANYONE dance on their tables if they don`t want to. It`s their establishment.
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Male 208
so you think you can fat..i mean dance.
seriously though, no fat chicks.
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Male 6,737
Let her dance on top, and when she breaks the bar and her spine, get her to pay for it as well as her hospital bills.
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Male 4,891
"plus size" has to be one of the stupidest pc terms.
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Female 375
Can we define all those friends as skinny? Some of them look quite hefty tbh.
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Male 4,891
Oh boy, she looks like a peach to be around. There is nothing more attractive than a fat chik with a attitude(sarcasm). I dont go around putting people down because of their weight...usually, but there is something about loud fat chicks that gets to me.
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Male 261
If by dancing in the cookie aisle you mean devouring... maybe. On the electric shopping cart.

She obviously has not done any dancing lately.
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Male 1,045
Also, damn Gerry, I did not need to see that.
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Male 1,045
This coming from a fat dude, that`s not discrimination, just some common sense.

Tables break.
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Male 39,904

No body wants to see your waddle-parts racing to catch up with the rest of your body.


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Female 4,039
Go back to dancing in the cookie aisle where you belong.
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Male 49
What a Joke, get a life
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Male 646
Otto: a few of them are skinny.... I wouldn`t say no to the others, especially after a few beers.
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Male 646
I don`t know, I think the people at the bar were being pricks. It`s just fun. Take one for the team.
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Male 376
Even her forearms sag. And she`s only 21. So sad.

If she keeps expecting the world to accommodate her obesity she`ll never learn to properly take care of herself.
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Male 438
Are those her `skinny` friends behind her...?
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Male 51
Yes it is discrimination. No, it`s not illegal, nor should it be. The only time size can become a protected class is as a workplace disability. The bar could simply have said "We don`t want you on the bar because you are unattractive to most of our customers," which is probably true and bad for their business.
The bad press she is giving them for it is also bad for business. She just wants to hurt this place, huh?
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Male 515
I have to agree with Apexs`s first comment, this is definitely a first world problem. My problem here stems from trying to legally protect people that are obese. It is a health condition that must be dealt with, not become legally protected. Obviously, bullying and other such activities are not great, but should we really be putting money into making obesity acceptable?
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Male 559
Wake up call?
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Male 2,694
Not all discrimination is bad m`kay.

But let us say she was allowed up there. Then a slew of fatty fatso jokes comes her way. I lay 10 to 1 odds she gets all butt hurt and wants to hold the bar responsible for that. Face it honey, the bouncer did you a favor.
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Male 14,331
Bull that`s a liability what if she falls and crushes a customer?!?!?
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Female 836
about.
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Female 836
Two things.

1. I actually agree... if an establishment says "don`t dance on the bar" then you should not dance on the bar. Harsh fact is, perhaps she would of done some damage.

BUT

2. The ignorance and hostility I keep seeing regarding larger women.. just mind blowing. As always, I think the saying applies "we hate most in others what we hate in ourselves".

Beyond doubt, the people who are most vicious on this site have issues with their own body.

Also, being fat does NOT make one automatically undesirable. Plenty of guys happily date women the size of the one in this article. They date them, they marry them, they dance with them.

There are even strip clubs for chubby chasers that feature ONLY fat ladies, and yes, it`s because it DOES turn some guys on. And speaking from former experience, they are not usually overweight themselves.

All clear? Now, go find something worthwhile to get snotty and upset ab
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Male 355
@patchgrabber - your Gif had me laughing so hard i almost pissed myself.
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Male 977
no one wants to see a fat girl jiggling about on a platform
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Male 5,811

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Female 43
Nobody wanted to see you dancing anyway. You`re mad because you didn`t get to dance on a bar like a drunk slut. Congrats you just put yourself on blast.
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Male 261
Either way I look at it she is in the wrong.

She is so fat nobody wants to see her dance... I would love to see her fall.... its funny cuz she fat!.

She obviously does not dance much... otherwise she would not be so fat. So who wants to see a fat no good dancer dance?
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Female 1,566
Doesn`t really look like the hot girl hangout anyway...
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Male 3,842
Fat is not a class protected from discrimination. In most states it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, or old age. There is no state where it is illegal to discriminate against fat people. Nor ugly people.
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Male 5
thought about submitting this a few days ago, I actually went to the university of Iowa and have been to that bar many times, the place sucks ass except for the fact that hot chicks dance on tables, The really cant afford to lose that.
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Male 1,832
Well... she should stop being fat.
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Male 144
"Girl feels bad about being a pig"

THIS IS NEWS.
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Male 322
May I lead everyone to a much more accurate article?This!
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Female 2,761
It`s ok Gerry, the article said she was not allowed on the platform, so it`s ok. Thank God for good people, like that bouncer, looking out for it
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Male 39,904

Oh, that poor bar. Is it okay? Was it hurt?
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Male 261
From the looks of the picture... the bouncer was pretty lenient, as almost all of them appear to be plus size college students.

Kind of hard to tell for sure though with that elephant standing in front of them though.
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Female 6,381
On the other hand, the bouncer very likely saved her from a torrent of insults from well-lubricated male patrons watching the "show."
I would never criticize a person for being 10, 20, 30 lbs overweight; it really seems some of us are biologically set for it. But when you start pushing, say, 250 lb and above, you have to expect a few limitations are going to be put on your life.
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Male 355
Also i found a picture take the night of the incident well her and her friends were getting ready to go out. I circled her so you can easily find her.
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Male 322
As a fellow bar worker, I support the bouncer 100%. She choose to go to that bar so she should respect the rules. Also no one wants to see that.
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Male 2,552
There was no legal discrimination here.

They served her drinks. They didn`t let her dance on the bartop. Who cares? It`s their bartop.
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Male 355
First World Problem...
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Male 204
To call that discrimination is absurd: nobody has a "right" to dance on a bar. It`s not like anyone refused her a job because of her weight or denied her college applications because of it; she wasn`t allowed to dance on a bar because nobody wanted to see her dance on a bar. It`s not discrimination; it`s "nobody wants to see that."
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Male 261
And her complaint is?

I guess she is upset because they want to protect their patrons eyes.

They do not want the bar top to break for going over carrying capacity.

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Female 430
Hellloooo... Weight limit...
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Male 406
Guess what? YOU"RE FAT BY YOUR OWN CHOICE. shy of having a thyroid disorder, i feel no pity for the over weight when things like this happen. I have a diet plan for you:eat less, move more. Drink water instead of soda.

Fact of the matter is, girls go up there to get ogled at by all the guys and pretend they`re all pretty. Very few guys want to ogle a woman who looks like she has the build of a fridge. Besides, that much weight bouncing around might break something.
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Male 5,811
Also, a bouncer being a power-tripping dick? Surprise surprise.
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Male 5,811
Ha, that pic reminds me of all the crap shows on A&E. "Bar Whore Wars."
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Male 20,908
Link: Plus-Sized College Student Claims Discrimination [Rate Link] - Jordan Ramos, 21-year-old U of Iowa student was told to not dance on bar top while her skinny friends were allowed to.
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