Blog calls for men to wear kilts, sans underpants, to protest TSA screenings
Monday, November 15th, 2010 — 1:07 pm
RawStory.com You want to feel up my junk, mister air security worker? Let me help you with that.
That’s the basic idea behind a clever twist to the “National Opt-Out Day” campaign, which seeks to backlog the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) with as many forced frisks as possible on Nov. 24.
Campaigners are calling for the national day of action as a response to the TSA’s use of backscatter x-ray machines that take nude pictures of flyers at security checkpoints.
Since the Department of Homeland Security ordered enhanced screening measures, anyone who refuses their random assignment to the backscatter machines has been subject to invasive pat-downs that, in many cases, have seen screeners groping passengers’ genitals and breasts. Not even children are exempt.
Many fliers choose to opt-out over concerns about the health effects of exposure to x-rays, or because they do not wish to be seen in the nude by a stranger…