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Woman says that a local bar wouldn't let her dance on a platform because she was too fat

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Student Says Bar Told Her She Was Too Fat


Jordan Ramos, Hawkeye Woman, Says Iowa City Union Bar Discriminated Her For Weight

Jordan Ramos Weight Discrimination Bar

A University of Iowa student says that a local bar wouldn't let her dance on a platform because she was "not pretty enough" and "obviously pregnant," despite expressing she was not, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reports.

Jordan Ramos, 21, describes herself as a plus-sized woman, but she never imagined her weight would become an issue at Union Bar, a downtown Iowa City establishment, where bouncers would deny her the option of dancing with her friends atop a small stage -- twice.

Ramos visited the bar on March 3 and again on April 4 and experienced the same discrimination both times, she said. The second time, a bouncer allegedly told her she couldn't dance because she was "obviously pregnant.

"They knew I was not pregnant; it was their way of calling me fat without having to actually say it," Ramos told ABC News.

And according to Ramos, other plus-sized women have had similar experiences.

The woman reached out to the Human Rights Commission in Iowa City, but according to the organization weight discrimination isn't illegal, ABC News reports.

But that's not stopping Ramos from taking a stand for herself and others.

"I understand that obesity is unhealthy, and I'm not condoning it," she told the Daily Iowan. "What I am trying to do is say that we are all human beings, and we all deserve to be treated equally."

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reached out to George Wittgraf, the owner of Union Bar, who said he was not familiar with the situation but disapproved of the employee's alleged behavior.

Nevertheless, Ramos is planning a rally in front Union Bar on May 4, where she says she hopes to ensure the bar not only makes a formal commitment to prohibit any form of discrimination in the future, but issues an apology to anyone who's received sub-par treatment in the past, the Daily Iowan reports.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/30/jordan-ramos-university-iowa-bar-discrimination_n_1464666.html


by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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jllcali
by Jane on Apr. 30, 2012 at 11:28 PM
tbh?

Quoting Tanya93:

tbh

she isn't pretty or thin enough for that


you don't have the right to dance on something.


She is going to lose this and is going to be humiliated because she isn't someone people want to see dance

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turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Apr. 30, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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If Im at a bar enjoyng myself I dont want to see fat wobbling around in front of me. 

caito
by Silver Member on Apr. 30, 2012 at 11:37 PM
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Don't be an asshole. She has just as much right to dance as you do, dickhead.

Quoting turtle68:

If Im at a bar enjoyng myself I dont want to see fat wobbling around in front of me. 


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turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Apr. 30, 2012 at 11:43 PM
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why am I an asshole and a dickhead?? I stated my preference, not her right..

She can dance all she likes...I invoke my right to stand mouth open with a WTF look on my face...and then move to exit.

you can pull plug from arse now :-)

Quoting caito:

Don't be an asshole. She has just as much right to dance as you do, dickhead.

Quoting turtle68:

If Im at a bar enjoyng myself I dont want to see fat wobbling around in front of me. 



mommajen32
by Platinum Member on Apr. 30, 2012 at 11:58 PM
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Girl .....go to a black club where they appreciate much ass ...lol. 

dustinsmom1
by JENN on May. 1, 2012 at 8:56 AM

 

Quoting futureshock:


Quoting dustinsmom1:

 maybe the stage wouldnt hold her weight. not discrimination.

Do you think she was going to be up there alone?

 Whats that got to do w/ anything? Its not her bar, she doesn't like the rules, don't go there. Pretty simple really. i don't want to see some fat ass up there dancing, I wouldn't put my fat ass up there for everyone to see.If they said no, she needs to accept it and move on.Everyones ok w/ telling people "no" until it comes to them.

 

BeachMommy07
by on May. 1, 2012 at 9:55 AM
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ok so they thought she was pregnant honest mistake that happens often what is she gonna sue the bar? 

_Kissy_
by on May. 1, 2012 at 10:03 AM

to be honest.

Quoting jllcali:

tbh?

Quoting Tanya93:

tbh

she isn't pretty or thin enough for that


you don't have the right to dance on something.


She is going to lose this and is going to be humiliated because she isn't someone people want to see dance


futureshock
by Ruby Member on May. 1, 2012 at 10:59 AM


Quoting stormcris:

Because her weight is not proportional over the entirity of her body and with a small platform, not being used to it (that particular platform), and given its a bar drinking she would be more prone to lose her balance and fall than a person whose weight is dispensed over her body evenly. 

Quoting futureshock:


Quoting stormcris:

I still think it is an issue of worry over being sued for an accident unless for some reason that bar is the type that only caters to the super thin, which if that were the case it would have denied her admittance. Sexy is in the eye of the beholder and there are many men who like their women on the heavy side.

Why would she be any more accident prone than anyone else?


How do we know this about her weight?

futureshock
by Ruby Member on May. 1, 2012 at 11:01 AM


Quoting dustinsmom1:

 

Quoting futureshock:


Quoting dustinsmom1:

 maybe the stage wouldnt hold her weight. not discrimination.

Do you think she was going to be up there alone?

 Whats that got to do w/ anything? Its not her bar, she doesn't like the rules, don't go there. Pretty simple really. i don't want to see some fat ass up there dancing, I wouldn't put my fat ass up there for everyone to see.If they said no, she needs to accept it and move on.Everyones ok w/ telling people "no" until it comes to them.

 

I was addressing this:

 maybe the stage wouldnt hold her weight

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