Tuesday, September 22, 2015

"Transgender Woman Says She Was Delayed by TSA for Anatomical 'Anomaly'"

It's the kid school clock story, déjà vu all over again.
"I stepped into the full body scanner, the TSA agent looked at me and pressed the F button," Petosky said in an interview with NBC News via text message. "The scanner picked up an 'anomaly' in my crotch area."
"I said, 'I'm transgender. That's my penis,'" Petosky recalled. "The TSA officer then said something like, 'If you are a man, then go back in the machine and we'll run you as a man.'"... 
According to Petosky, the TSA officer replied, "If you don't want to be run as a man, we'll have to search you. Are you a man or a woman?"
Then he asked her whether she wanted a male or female agent to search her body. 
"I kind of froze. I have never been flagged in the groin before and didn't want to make a female officer touch there, but didn't want a man to do the pat down," she said.
Exactly who am I supposed to be?

Link to video

16 comments:

Lem said...

I had no idea these airport scanners where so... fine tuned 🐉

Some Seppo said...

Who should I be?

A pedestrian.

chickelit said...

Lem said...
I had no idea these airport scanners where so... fine tuned

X-rays are surprisingly good at distinguishing tissue from explosives. It comes down to the chemical elements in involved. If anyone were to invent an explosive made up of say silicon and oxygen, there'd be hell to pay.

Lem said...

Exploding boobs?... talk about danger compensation models.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Missile Penises. You know it's next.

Jim in St Louis said...

TSA is worthless. I doubt any increase in the safety of transportation. I also doubt the likelyhood of another 9-11 type highjacking. Americans are just crazy enough to rush at anyone who would try it. I actually think about who on the plane will be allies if we needed to rush the cockpit.

Perhaps its like ‘duck and cover’ in the 50’s as a response to atomic warfare. Of course ducking would not make much difference if you are actually close enough to see the flash. But the public has a need to see that there is something being done. Even if that something is pointless.

I’m sorry the she/he got delayed. I was once pulled aside for wearing a pair of pants that had a extra button sewed into one of the pockets, you know in case you lose a button the garment maker puts in an extra? For that I was pulled into the room and had some loser run his hands inside of my waist band.

Rabel said...

Atrophied Penis was the opening band at Pussy Riot's most recent concert in Moscow.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Is there a band named "Free Beer"? There should be. ..and they should tour with Bare Naked Ladies.

Methadras said...

Hey tranny's you brought this on yourselves. No sympathy here.

edutcher said...

OK, Bruce still has his original equipment plus implants.

If he's transgender, which is the Anatomical 'Anomaly'?

Alternate: Who's buried in Grant's Tomb, Hiram, Ulysses, or Simpson?

Lem said...

LOL

Lem said...

Now the call will go out for transTSA transportation tapers.

Dial T for Teeth.

Lem said...

Wait a minute. This is going to come up... (never mind)

You know this is going to come up on I'm Cait.

Spoiler alert.

Aridog said...

I actually know and am close friends with a real trans-gender guy. I've never once heard him mention activist LGBT concepts. VEry simply because for him it is not a political issue. His real issue is that some 20 years ago now, when he was born at a prestigious university hospital they "gender assigned" him to be a girl...one that has now grown in to a 6'2" man and is all man without any hormones or other medication intervention. His devil's choice now, considering the pain and trauma of it all, is to have his genital identity surgically re-established. All of his documents have been changed to reflect his manhood, but what would happen to him if he went through TSA screening and no penis or testicles showed up? Should he say "well at one time was a woman?" Or what? Or identify as "trans-gender when asked or pulled aside? What does he do when a woman he likes reciprocates and he has this "secret" to hide?

I'd hope that today when a true trans-gender child is born they're left intact to grow up in to either a man or woman. Let nature guide. This is NOT a thought process or political position, or something dreamed up to protest about...for him it is everyday life...same as for most of the real trans-genders...in my opinion anyway.

I am not yet certain how I'd advise him when he asks me, and he eventually will because we're close, the question about physical surgical gender reconstruction.

What would you do?

Methadras said...

Well, looks like the TSA is going to have to become gender neutral or gender neutered. I don't know anymore. :D

Synova said...

There was that guy with the panty bomb..