TSA eases “patdown policy” for air travelers

From The Boston Globe today:

“No matter the rules governing them, many women disdain the patdowns.

‘I hate being selected for special screenings,’ said Gretchen Miner, a 42-year-old woman from Sterling, Mass., who was flying yesterday from T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, R.I., to San Diego. ‘It’s embarrassing.’ Miner said she had been screened at least twice from Logan, and both times she felt uncomfortable.

So, too, did Courtney Calzini, a 23-year-old teacher from Orlando, Fla., who was at Green yesterday to fly home after visiting relatives. Calzini said she had been through the patdowns several times.

‘It made me uncomfortable to be touched,’ she said. Still, she said, she’s willing to suffer the patdowns in exchange for security. ‘Whatever will keep us safe.'”

Hey, whatever it takes, right? I know I feel a lot safer knowing that this year, more women were groped in airports than at frat parties. And I paid for it.

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