The TSA saga continues: Screeners strike back

…not really, but I thought it was a catchy headline. Anyway: Steven Frischling, who describes himself as a globe-hopping professional photographer with more than one million air miles since 2005, spoke with 17 TSA transportation security officers to get their points of view on the new “enhanced” pat-downs that have been sparking outrage across the continent. Their responses? In a nut shell: “I don’t want to touch your junk, and most of you are nasty anyway.”

Surprise! Not everyone wants to touch you.

Some comments:

It is not comfortable to come to work knowing full well that my hands will be feeling another man’s private parts, their butt, their inner thigh. Even worse is having to try and feel inside the flab rolls of obese passengers and we seem to get a lot of obese passengers!”

Do you think I want to go to work and place my hands between women’s legs and touch their breasts for a few hours? For starters, I am attracted to men, not women and if I was attracted to women, it would not be the large number of passengers I handle daily that have a problem understanding what personal hygiene is.”

Yesterday a passenger told me to keep my hands off his penis or he’d scream. Is this how a 40 year old man in business attire acts? He’ll scream? My 3 year old can get away with saying he’ll scream, but a 40 something business man? I am a professional doing my job, whether I agree with this current policy or not, I am doing my job.  I do not want to be here all day touching penises.”

A neat little read, and a refreshing perspective on the whole porno-scanner hub bub. Peep the whole thing here.

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