Those of you chattel who must “fly commercial” have to go through the TSA gauntlet anytime you want to fly anywhere. I pity you. You let yourself be groped, x-rayed, and generally violated by the government just because you want to get on a plane.
May I suggest a private plane? It is so much more convenient, and there is no TSA. You see a private plane can’t be used as a missile in a terrorist attack just like a commercial airliner. Nope. Simply could not happen.
Have fun taking off your shoes and belts and being radiated. Ta ta!
But the only people who hated the body-scanners more than the public were TSA employees themselves. Many of my co-workers felt uncomfortable even standing next to the radiation-emitting machines we were forcing members of the public to stand inside. Several told me they submitted formal requests for dosimeters, to measure their exposure to radiation. The agency’s stance was that dosimeters were not necessary—the radiation doses from the machines were perfectly acceptable, they told us. We would just have to take their word for it. When concerned passengers—usually pregnant women—asked how much radiation the machines emitted and whether they were safe, we were instructed by our superiors to assure them everything was fine.