It's outright creepy. Back in the 50's and 60's all women wore skirts and dresses. Wonder how the greatest generation of men would have reacted to all this - seeing their wives, and daughters, and mothers, and grandmothers being forced to lift up their skirts, for strangers, to the point of exposing their underwear.
We could stop this if everyone who wasn't required to fly for business simply DIDN'T FLY, if instead of going on cross-country or overseas vacations, people travelled more locally or stayed home. STATES would complain to their senators and Congressmen. COUNTRIES that rely on American tourism would put pressure on Washington. CORPORATIONS would complain to their buddies in office - corporations directly and indirectly related to the airline/travel industry, including banks and oil companies. (Think the banks have any clout in Washington?) Nah. Never happen. Media & technology have programmed us to expect instant gratification; no one's putting off any vacation. And most are already accustomed to the loss of rights and the indecency.
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir
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