In yet another perfect example that social justice warriors are woefully devoid of reality, Carleton University has removed a weight scale from the campus gym because a female student felt ‘triggered‘ by the device.
As reported by the Daily Wire, the university’s decision reportedly came after student Samar El-Faki, a college freshman complained on social media that the device may cause individuals to develop eating disorders if they are unsatisfied with their weight.
“Scales are very triggering,” El-Faki stated on social media, adding that “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.”
The Canadian university’s health and wellness programs manager, Bruce Marshall, agreed with the choice to remove the scale.
“We don’t believe being fixated on weight has any positive effect on your health and well-being,” Marshall told The Charlatan via email. “The body is an amazing machine and even when we are dieting and training it will often find a homeostasis at a certain weight.”
“It takes weeks, even months to make a permanent change in your weight. So why obsess about it?” he added. “Why not look at other indicators?”
Thankfully, some students recognized the absurdity behind the scale removal.
“Next it will be the mirrors,” said Carleton student Riley Main via Facebook.
“We shouldn’t remove something because some people abuse it,” said sophomore Marko Miljusevic. “If they can’t handle the number that shows up on the scale then don’t step on it.”
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