Alaska State Rep Refuses TSA Grope of Mastectomy Scars, Drives Home from Seattle

Alaska State Rep Sharon Cissna, a breast cancer survivor who has had a mastectomy, was barred from flying home to Juneau from Seattle by the TSA when she refused to allow a screener to touch the scars from her operation. She drove home instead. Apparently she is always selected for an invasive “hand screening” because the “irregularities” presented by her prosthesis when viewed through the pornoscanner raise the TSA’s suspicions.

Can you imagine what it must be like to manage public relations for the TSA? Good god. Full story via Boing Boing.

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  1. Rebecca

    Rep. Cissna cannot drive to Juneau, nor can anyone else. There are no Outside roads to Juneau. She had to also travel via small plane and ferry. She seriously inconvenienced herself for her beliefs and self worth, and I applaud her for that.

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