State-Sponsored Sexual Harassment

Friday, November 19, 2010
By Paul Martin

Get your hands off me, TSA!
These airport so-called security measures amount to state-sponsored sexual harassment

Jennifer Abel
GuardianUK
Wednesday 17 November

Listen to this: “My freely chosen bedmates and doctors are the only ones allowed to see my naked body or touch my genitalia.” For a sane person in a sane country that’s the ultimate in “no shit, Sherlock” statement. But not where I live.

Not the United States of America. Not since 11 September 2001, when the government reacted to an attack on its citizens by lashing out against the very citizenry it claims to protect. No bureaucracy better embodies that reactionary principle than the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), whose contempt for American citizens has grown so great that they now require we submit to government agents either photographing our, to them, visibly naked bodies or groping us in molestation-style patdowns if we ever want to fly again.

I’m sick of the craven cliches TSA apologists have cited these past nine years:

“They protect us from terrorists.”

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