Full-Body Scanner Protest is a Bust - Page 2
Why do we insist on seeing all of this in terms of sex? Anyone who has actually seen these scans, knows there is nothing even vaguely erotic about them, and the people doing the pat-downs undoubtedly enjoy them even less than those on the receiving end.
This type of security is nothing new in other parts of the world. In Manila, for instance, you can expect to pass through metal detectors, get a friendly little pat-down and have your bags searched every time you enter the mall, or go to Starbucks for your morning latte. No one seems to feel sexually violated. Are we, as a nation, really so sensitive, or are we all vain enough to believe that our nether-regions are so special that everyone else can't wait to see and grope them?
Is it possible that all this fuss has more to do with sexual inhibitions than civil liberties? We better grow up and get over it, as security will only increase in response to ever more advanced terrorist threats. It's time we blamed those causing the problem, rather than those responding to it.
Security, in the future will only become more invasive. Despite all the protest, it is inevitable. Cavity searches could well be on the horizon. Think it can't happen? Enjoy your flight!