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Date: 05/03/12 07:40 AM

80 Responses to Plus-Sized College Student Claims Discrimination

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 7:30 am
    Link: Plus-Sized College Student Claims Discrimination - 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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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 7:43 am
    Ha, that pic reminds me of all the crap shows on A&E. "Bar Whore Wars."
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 7:44 am
    Also, a bouncer being a power-tripping dick? Surprise surprise.
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    schecter5 Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 7:46 am
    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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    LexiLeet Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 7:47 am
    Hellloooo... Weight limit...
  6. Profile photo of PhantomGh0st
    PhantomGh0st Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 7:51 am
    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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    NightHack Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 7:52 am
    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."
  8. Profile photo of Apexs
    Apexs Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 7:54 am
    First World Problem...
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 7:55 am
    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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    stk5m Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:02 am
    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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    Apexs Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:04 am
    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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    carmium Female 50-59
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:04 am
    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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    PhantomGh0st Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:18 am
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Oh, that poor bar. Is it okay? Was it hurt?
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:29 am
    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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    stk5m Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:32 am
    May I lead everyone to a much more accurate article?This!
  17. Profile photo of blobby5
    blobby5 Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:34 am
    "Girl feels bad about being a pig"

    THIS IS NEWS.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:48 am
    Well... she should stop being fat.
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    rhettdepauw Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:52 am
    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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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:56 am
    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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    leesah Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:57 am
    Doesn`t really look like the hot girl hangout anyway...
  22. Profile photo of PhantomGh0st
    PhantomGh0st Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:58 am
    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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    daddysedohoh Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:59 am
    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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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 9:02 am

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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 9:05 am
    no one wants to see a fat girl jiggling about on a platform
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    Seak Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 9:06 am
    Someones butt hurt.
  27. Profile photo of Apexs
    Apexs Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 9:13 am
    @patchgrabber - your Gif had me laughing so hard i almost pissed myself.
  28. Profile photo of thubanstar
    thubanstar Female 50-59
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    May 3, 2012 at 9:18 am
    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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    thubanstar Female 50-59
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    May 3, 2012 at 9:19 am
    about.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 9:21 am
    Bull that`s a liability what if she falls and crushes a customer?!?!?
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    DromEd Male 40-49
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    May 3, 2012 at 9:23 am
    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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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 9:27 am
    Wake up call?
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    HOBOMOE Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 9:38 am
    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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    rubin0nrye Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 9:49 am
    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?
  35. Profile photo of Otto67
    Otto67 Male 40-49
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    May 3, 2012 at 9:51 am
    Are those her `skinny` friends behind her...?
  36. Profile photo of Brometheus
    Brometheus Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 9:57 am
    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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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 10:01 am
    I don`t know, I think the people at the bar were being pricks. It`s just fun. Take one for the team.
  38. Profile photo of mcboozerilla
    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 10:02 am
    Otto: a few of them are skinny.... I wouldn`t say no to the others, especially after a few beers.
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    frnttrndy Male 50-59
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    May 3, 2012 at 10:04 am
    What a Joke, get a life
  40. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
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    May 3, 2012 at 10:39 am
    Go back to dancing in the cookie aisle where you belong.
  41. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 3, 2012 at 10:43 am

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


  42. Profile photo of Edgarska19
    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 10:51 am
    This coming from a fat dude, that`s not discrimination, just some common sense.

    Tables break.
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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 10:52 am
    Also, damn Gerry, I did not need to see that.
  44. Profile photo of PhantomGh0st
    PhantomGh0st Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 10:52 am
    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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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 11:00 am
    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.
  46. Profile photo of icklevamp
    icklevamp Female 18-29
    375 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 11:05 am
    Can we define all those friends as skinny? Some of them look quite hefty tbh.
  47. Profile photo of turdburglar
    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 11:07 am
    "plus size" has to be one of the stupidest pc terms.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 11:37 am
    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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    omg209 Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 11:54 am
    so you think you can fat..i mean dance.
    seriously though, no fat chicks.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    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.
  51. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 3, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    "1 plus size {or 2 regular size} college students..."
  52. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 12:35 pm
    Boo hoo fatty is a fatty.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    It totally makes sense. If a bar owner is trying to make money by attracting attention then the last thing he/she would want is someone who he/she feels does not represent the bar. Most importantly what happened to the right to refuse service. Is the bar not a privately owned business? Nothing worse than a self entitled person.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    Lady, unless you are genetically predisposed, you have control of your weight. Learn to manage it.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    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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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    May 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm
    hehe
  57. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    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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    uatme Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm
    Can short people claim discrimination when they`re not allowed on certain rides?
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm




    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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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    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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    TheeAJ123 Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 3:48 pm
    Looks like she is learning something in college, "Life isn`t fair"
  62. Profile photo of Shelworth
    Shelworth Male 50-59
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    May 3, 2012 at 4:05 pm
    Maybe the bar top has a 350lb weight limit?
  63. Profile photo of faaaaq
    faaaaq Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    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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    uatme Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 7:03 pm
    What does IAB think about a price per total weight to fly. (Person + baggage)?
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    Marksman Male 40-49
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    May 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm
    I would hit that......probably more than once. At least until it was dead.
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:03 pm
    Not the bar`s fault that she`s too fat for the table to support.
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    i-am-evil Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:11 pm
    "Plus-sized individual" is the politically correct way to refer to a fat person now?
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm
    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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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:28 pm
    What does IAB think about a price per total weight to fly. (Person + baggage)?
    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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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm
    Instead of a twinkie try sponge cake with fruit! Fatty McFatterstein.
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    Aeladil Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 10:35 pm
    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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    photomstr Male 50-59
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    May 3, 2012 at 11:54 pm
    I`d do `er but I don`t want her dancing on my furniture either . . .
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
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    May 4, 2012 at 12:22 am
    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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    Missmap Female 30-39
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    May 4, 2012 at 12:52 am
    @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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    mamba Male 18-29
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    May 4, 2012 at 7:55 am
    Yehhh, that was pretty dickish.
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    PhantomGh0st Male 18-29
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    May 4, 2012 at 9:19 am
    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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    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    May 4, 2012 at 10:44 am
    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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    Penguinato23 Male 18-29
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    May 4, 2012 at 4:22 pm
    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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    wolladude Male 30-39
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    May 4, 2012 at 6:58 pm
    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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    tinaha Female 18-29
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    May 5, 2012 at 9:22 am
    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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