An op-ed in my local newspaper this morning alerted me to a different kind of screening that many of us may have to undergo … new scanners at Reagan National Airport, Phoenix International, and other airports that show a full-body scan of individual passengers each time we go through security.
These millimeter wave scanners show a 3D view of the traveler’s body parts … breasts and all. Or lack thereof. And that’s why this burns me up today. Even if, as the TSA says, the pictures will be seen only in a back room, it’s another invasion of privacy that we don’t need.
The TSA does not need to know if my breasts are attached to my body or detachable foam and silicone forms … do they?
Are we living in a society that is threatened by prosthetics?