And my three Congresswomen: Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Barbara Boxer, and Representative Anna Eschoo. TSA let me know I get to wait 10 days to hear from them.
On a funnier note, it seems like Dave Barry went through something similar. His is the first account of TSA’s stroke-down search that’s made me laugh. As usual, Bruce Schneier has an incredibly rich round-up of the coverage of last November’s Backscatter Backlash. Finally, for those who don’t follow the TSA’s evolving sense of decency, here is a nice infographic:
“It is no accident that women have been complaining about being pulled out of line because of their big breasts, having their bodies commented on by TSA officials, and getting inappropriate touching when selected for pat-downs for years now, but just this week it went viral. It is no accident that transgender people have been violated by searches for years, but just this week it went viral. It is no accident that CAIR identified Islamic head scarves (hijab) as an automatic trigger for extra screenings inJanuary, but just this week it went viral. What was different?
Suddenly an able-bodied cis-gendered white man is the one who was complaining.”–S Addison, writing for the California chapter of the National Organization for Women.