Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Carlos Miller @ PINAC, Jun 10, 2012.
And another P.S., this one by Wendy Thomson:
I tried to tell AA than when I bought my ticket back to Houston after attending my brother's wedding in Las Vegas. They insisted that they didn't have to refund the ticket price if I refused the body scan or grope, unless the ticket was refundable. Wrong! I suggested they speak with to their legal department, and to pass my displeasure with the new invasive screening processes up the ladder because it will surely be impacting their livelyhood...eventually.
I just watched the short video she did take, and I'm pleased as punch that she used the word "fondle" when she was talking to the clerk.
Whatever word they use it will always be "bad touch" to me!
Actually, I hate using the word "fondle" in this context because fondling has the connotation of love or of eroticism. Fondling is caressing. I will continue to use "assault," "abuse," "molest," and "grope" because I think those convey the true sense of what's going on.
You forgot "rape"!
The thing I like about fondle is that it implies some pretty pervy intent on the part of the screener. It's not the most accurate term, but it's pretty insulting. And, ETA, possibly an appropriate thing for a woman to say to a man who's about to touch her husband's junk? There is (or should be) an affront to a person when a stranger is, for no good reason, insisting on touching her spouse's genitals. I think implying that the clerk likes it a reasonable rebuttal when you're faced with such an insult.
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