Reply from Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by CelticWhisper, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

  2. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I guess Jan thinks it's reasonable to have men groping women in the name of security theatre when no female TSA employees are available to do it while the men watch.
     
  3. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Apparently so. And while I personally try to avoid thinking in terms of male/female and more in terms of "sapient human being who happens to have xx or xy chromosomes," I'm definitely not blind to the fact that society does draw a heavier distinction and has a huge, HUGE problem with this above and beyond the wrongness of the gropes simply happening at all.
     
  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I'd argue that the former distinction does not apply to many TSA employees. And the latter distinction is occasionally not visible in the case of TSA employees... especially at PHX and ATL.
     
  5. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Following up on a suggestion made in the Durbin thread, send her copies of all the stories of mistreatment at the hands of the TSA and ask her if she thinks these are "reasonable security practices." Ask her also if she has even been groped at a checkpoint. Suggest that she might want to opt out of WBI on one of her trips home, take the grope and then come back to you and tell you that "pat downs" are reasonable. Better yet, suggest that she ask for the "pat down" in a private room and then come back to you.
     

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