(Closed) Do you agree that this was discrimination?

posted 6 years ago in Legal
  • poll: Was not allowing the plus-size patron up on the platform to dance discrimination?
    Yes : (17 votes)
    27 %
    No : (43 votes)
    67 %
    Other...explain : (4 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    1458 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    As a fellow plus sized woman, you have to give her props for wanting to dance publicly like that, especially after being called pregnant…

    But those sorts of clubs can kick you out or refuse service if you don’t fit the “look” of the clientele, the same way Hooters can choose not to hire you if you’re not pretty enough. Yes, it’s horrible, but on private property it’s allowed. I don’t think it was discrimination.

    What if she had gotten up there and everyone laughed at her? Would she have sued then?

    Post # 5
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    1458 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    @VegasSukie:  Haha, more like props in that I think if I were called fat by a bouncer in a club, I would go crawl in a hole and die, rather than go back for more like you said. I also wouldn’t be caught dead dancing on a raised platform in a bar crowded at capacity. Sadly I think she invited a lot of ridicule and hate (just read any of the comment sections on any of these stories  – ouch) rather than sympathy.

    Post # 6
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    1075 posts
    Bumble bee

    We’ve got a club like this in town that has a reputation for being really rude to girls that they think don’t fit their look, so we just don’t go there! Even though we could all get in fine. Nobody I know does, and based on how desperate their ads have gotten I don’t think it’s an uncommon stance. It’s nice that she stood up for herself, and she should, but this isn’t really something worth suing over. 

    Post # 7
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    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Yes, I think it’s discrimination. But why did she want to go up there? To prove a point? Obviously the platform is for girls with a certain “look” and she didn’t have it! 

    A PP mentioned “HOOTERS” …if a girl applied to be a Hooter waitress and had very small, teeny, tiny, boobs, she wouldn’t be hired. Period. There’s a certain “look” for certain clubs and such, accept it!

    Same goes with GYM clubs, if a gym is for women, is that discriminating against men? Hell, YES it is! But are any men going to sue? NO!

    Post # 8
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    902 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Lord… people like this really urke my nerves.  I am very plus sized and annoyed at this story.

    First off, dancing on a platform/bar is pretty darn stupid in my opinion.  Why do people think it’s “fun” or “sexy”?  I personally think its stupid and puts those doing it on display and looks like idiots.  But that’s just my opinion.

    Secondly, why the hell go back to a place where you felt “discriminated” by for ANY reason?  I sure wouldn’t go back.

    It’s stupid and petty cases like this that waste our tax dollars in paying for judges and court time that should be focused on more important cases like sex offenders, murderers, etc.

    Not something as childish as this crap.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Yeah, I think she is being discriminated against for how she looks. If an amputee wanted to dance on the bar and they denied them because they didn’t “fit the look”, this would be a whole hell of a mess.

    Do I think she should sue? No. Shit like this happens every day. I do think however that she should stop patronizing this club, and spread the word to all of her friends to do the same. Use your wallet to put the pressure on and hopefully get this RUDE behavior dealt with.

    Post # 10
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    8882 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I think it’s discrimination, and the bouncer is a total jerk. If she wants to get up there and dance let her do it. Calling her pregnant? That’s just rude.

    BUT, this world is becoming too sue-happy. She’s stupid for going back a second time and trying to do the same thing.

    Post # 11
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    1052 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

    I could see ths point if it was some capacity or safety issue but it sounds like that had nothing to do with this. 

    I’m a big girl (not technically plus sized by clothing standards but close) and I would never wany any part of dancing on a platform.  So, I guess it’s hard for me to understand.

    Post # 12
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    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think they were very rude to her and that she is right to have her feelings hurt, but to sue? Come on.  If she’s stupid enough to keep going back…

    Post # 13
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    5800 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    She feels so strongly about being allowed to dance on a platform at a bar that she sued…

    Was it sh*tty someone treated her that way? Yes. Does she have ANY basis for a lawsuit? No.

    Post # 14
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    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I give her props for standing up for herself. The bouncer and bar management are obvious pieces of shit. She has the same right as anyone else to dance where she pleases but because of her weight or “pregnancy” (are you fucking kidding me?!) she was discriminated against. I probably wouldn’t go so far as to sue but I think it’s awesome that she’s not making light of this situation. Too many plus sized women deal with weight bashing and the fact that she stood up for herself speaks volumes. She’s awesome and if she wants to sue just so that she can drag that clubs name through the mud and hopefully deter their clientele from frequenting then go for it, hunny! More power to ya!

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    The bouncer was very rude, but it’s not like he was forcing her to go back a second time. If a bar or restuarant or any other place pisses me off, I just don’t go back, period.

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