Each show features a curated lineup of real people sharing true stories of life here in Southern California. You can RSVP for the next show here. Did you know that airport scanners have a pink button for when they think you look like a girl and a blue button for when they think you look like a boy? And if your body doesn't match the button they choose for you, then you alarm the scanner. I never used to think of myself as transgender.
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Proof TSA’s Full Body Scanners Are Too Invasive – Mother Jones
Upon review of closed circuit TV footage, TSA determined that the supervised officer followed standard operating procedures in the screening of this individual. Or, depending on how you feel about the TSA, both. Morrissey steps into the scanner, lifts up his hands, and is waved through by a female TSA agent. Note the male agent near the bottom of the frame, giving another passenger a pat-down.
I endured many, many awkward moments during my 6 years of employment at TSA. But by far, the most awkward routine occurrence was this: the moment when an androgynous passenger came through the full body scanner. Where before, androgynous passengers were largely free of the scenario in which they had to opt out of radiation-emitting full body scanners, and of frequently occurring mystery pat downs caused by poorly functioning millimeter wave scanners with outrageous false positive rates , now, the androgynous passenger finds him or herself walking a virtual minefield of potential scenarios in which a TSA screener will utter these words, in front of at least a few strangers:.
Airport pat downs are portrayed as harmless and necessary for the security of the passengers. But the reality of such security pat-downs may be something completely different. Something not very pleasant. At least, in principle and theory.