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Newsweek: For Survivors of Sexual Assault, New TSA Screenings Represent a Threat

There, now a real person said it. Does it matter now?

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For women and men who have already been sexually assaulted, the new screening rules—or just the threat of these rules—present a very real danger. They can be triggering events, setting off a posttraumatic-stress reaction. “I started crying. It was so intimate, so horrible. I feel like I was being raped,” an anonymous rape survivor recounted on a Minnesota blog. Melissa Gibbs, a spokeswoman for We Won’t Fly, a group protesting the new regulations, says that a rape survivor she spoke to had a panic attack as an agent began touching her leg.

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http://www.newsweek.com/content/newsweek/2010/11/17/tsa-scre...

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That gets right to the heart of the matter

Maybe some people don't mind being groped but if they had any sensitivity, they might see how the protocol is potentially traumatic for others. Not to mention the fact that this is government-mandated rape, utterly wrong in every aspect.

Anybody who watches Showtime

Anybody who watches Showtime much may have noticed Dexter made this point rather jarringly and effectively showing a victim of a severe kidnapping and sexual assault reacting as she was "patted down" at the airport. It may not have been an intentional jab but it had an effective message, there is no way to know what kind of effect this molestation is having on the victims, there is absolutely no way to say they should just be universally ok with it. And what they did on the show looked like nothing compared to what they've started doing recently IRL. Ugh, it just sickens the soul.

No, no way at all to know

I mean, i post a thread about how i feel but I am told to sht up and gwt over it, but ther s no way to know how a real person might eract.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

Yep,

I sure hope I never have to fly again.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

I envy birds

but who knows perhaps for all the feeding I do birds will help me fly on my own some day.

:)

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great find Fishy

Thank you!

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