March 13, 2017

Carleton University removes SCALE from gym after fat SJWs are triggered

StaffRebel Columnist

Carleton University in Ottawa has decided to remove the scale from its gym because a student complained about being triggered. We're not making this up.

A sign where the scale once stood claimed the decision was “in keeping with current fitness and social trends.”

Bruce Marshall, manager of health and wellness at Athletics said he doesn't believe focusing on weight is a positive thing. “We don’t believe being fixated on weight has any positive affect on your health and well-being.”

The offended student, freshman Samar El-Faki, explained via Facebook that “scales are very triggering”. Yes, those exact words were used.

“I think people are being insensitive because they simply don’t understand. They think eating disorders are a choice when they are actually a serious illness,” she explained.

Not everyone at the school agrees. Marko Miljusevic, a second-year computer science student, wrote, “We shouldn’t remove something because some people abuse it,” he said.

If they can’t handle the number that shows up on the scale then don’t step on it,” he added.

SOUND OFF in the comments: do you think the scale should have been removed?

H/T: The Charlatan

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commented 2017-03-13 20:57:37 -0400
They just did a segment on the O’Reily Factor on this exact topic. They were all lamenting the state of the world and sjw snowlake syndrom. Ultra dem Mary Ann Marsh even agreed with Bill. I started to feel a hint of shame being that I still “identify” as a Canadian. Then the Waters World segment came on and I immediately felt a calm come over me. Random conversation is a great venue. Stupid definitely transcends any border. Stupid is stupid, and is rampant.
commented 2017-03-13 19:32:45 -0400
This is the present day reality of sjw exploitation of the I’m a victim mantra.What is next? I’m so triggered I need the weigh scales removed from the doctor’s office. A simple no with a polite explanation should have sufficed, but oh no, immediate removal of the scales was the call. This simply reaffirms the pitiful state our learning institutions . My my, the degree of oppression in our schools is so……… phony. The millenial sjw crybabies poisoned by the socialist/commy left over hippy professors and the newer version of professors who were well indoctrinated and fed poison pills throughout their schooling. Any interviews done on college campuses now seem to end with us drawing the same conclusions …..we are going DOWN HILL.
commented 2017-03-13 19:04:21 -0400
Better replace the weights with cardboard , don’t want them to feel like they are not strong. Better have self pedaling bikes as well.
commented 2017-03-13 18:45:53 -0400
This afternoon in Ottawa, it was reported on the radio the scales will go back in the gym.
Removing the scales in the first place was ridiculous! Whoever pressured the university to make the gym a safe space from “numbers on a scale”, really, should take a few minutes to examine their conscience and realize not everyone is uncomfortable standing on a scale and seeing the truth. Some of the athletes have weight classes they are competing in, and need this information….others want to figure out if they are at a healthy or unhealthy weight for their height.
commented 2017-03-13 13:54:02 -0400
Objective truth, logic, common sense and reality are all triggering. We must avoid them at all cost. All the rest of you Fascist rebel posters who disagree are a bunch of Nazis…. probably Trump supporters.
commented 2017-03-13 13:20:27 -0400
Terry Rogers commented
“I’m triggered by idiots…..can we have them removed?”

I second that, can we?
commented 2017-03-13 12:41:40 -0400
I’m triggered by idiots…..can we have them removed?
commented 2017-03-13 12:32:59 -0400
i was taught by my mom and dad that universities were places to examine and debate controversial ideas et al…if these snowflakes need a safe space maybe they should move back into mommy and daddy’s basement…oh…wait…they’re probably still living there…
commented 2017-03-13 11:59:49 -0400
What I cannot get over is that one idiot complains, and an entire university policy is set. Agreeing Per Jamie’s comment below, complete stupidity.
commented 2017-03-13 11:30:26 -0400
The stupid part is, there’s about as much chance of overly-sensitive porkers ever hitting the scales in a gym as there is for turdo la doo going somewhere without cameras and mirrors.