Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Invasions of personal space

Everyone has their own line. Mine was getting viewed naked or touched intimately against my will. This woman was willing to put up with the naked scan and even a body pat-down, but felt the unsolicited hair tousling was too far. And I have no doubt that she's right that the TSA policies are applied inconsistently, so, whether this is racially motivated or not, her story of other women with big hair getting a pass is entirely believable.

This line in the article gives me the creeps, though:
While the TSA website states 'head coverings' are subject to search, there is no mention of how travellers should wear hair.
Really? If the TSA did have instructions for how travelers should wear their hair, would that be better or worse? I'm going with the latter.