Newsweek: For Survivors of Sexual Assault, New TSA Screenings Represent a ThreatSubmitted by fishyculture on Wed, 11/24/2010 - 10:46
There, now a real person said it. Does it matter now?
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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