Carleton University bans weight scales from school gym

Carleton University has removed the weight scales from the school gym after certain students (how many is not known) complained that — well — they didn’t like the scales. Instead, they wanted their fitness holistically delivered by the elaborate measuring of their bodies in many places. One student tweeted that scales could trigger persons prone to eating disorders to go off their food. Yikes. As it turns out, the removal of the scales has caused a vigorous backlash from many kids who are demanding an end to the ministrations of these Workout Nazis (our term). They accuse the school of kowtowing to a small group of gym users who are easily offended. “Next it will be the mirrors. #bringbackthescale,” wrote one Carleton student on Facebook. Yes, or the weights. Proof again that the young often confuse their inheritance of the future with ownership of the truth.

  1 comment for “Carleton University bans weight scales from school gym

  1. March 13, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Hey Carleton University gym – if you don’t want your weigh scales, I’ll take one. Honestly, that’s the dumbest thing that I’ve ever heard. The scales are not the villan here – people’s eating habits are the problem. It’s a case of shooting the messenger. It’s ridiculous to be afraid of the scales.
    Well, that’s my very unCanadian rant.
    Thank you for taking the time to read this. And if you are not the people in charge of the gym, please forward this email to them.
    Again, my thanks.
    Maryanna Derk
    Vancouver, BC

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