‘Plus-Sized’ College Student Claims Discrimination After Bar Tells Her to Be Fat Somewhere Else
According to Yahoo:
Jordan Ramos, a 21-year-old University of Iowa student said she went to Union Bar in Iowa City, Iowa with her friends on March 3. She said she tried to get onto a platform where several of her friends were dancing, but was stopped by the bouncer, who said they were at capacity.
A social work professor at the University of Iowa told Ramos to return to the bar.
“She told my friends and I to go back and see if the same thing happens and to try to get them to say aloud 'I am not allowing you up because of your size,'” Ramos said.
On April 14, Ramos returned to the Union Bar with a group of friends. Ramos' friends, who she said are all thin, were able to get up on the platform easily. But Ramos was blocked from entering, she said.
Ramos asked the bouncer repeatedly why she could not dance on the platform. “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,” Ramos said.
So should bars be allowed to discriminate against fat chicks dancing on tables (the same way they don't allow men to do it)?
Ramos approached the Human Rights Commission in Iowa City, but the organization told her they could not do an investigation because size discrimination is not illegal by law, Ramos said.
Ahhhh tough one! I'm sure she'll find a way to cope with this.