Northfield Minnesota's Carleton College athletic department has decided to remove the scale from their gym area. This decision is a great exclamation point to the kind of society we're now living in. A sign where the scale used to be stated it was removed to encourage people to focus on other ways of measuring their health beyond just their weight.
One student who agrees with removing the scale said, "Scales are very triggering,” she said. “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."
But another 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."
Who knew scales would be triggering. Will scales in doctor's offices be next?