The incompetence of TSA has reached its pinnacle. If TSA can't distinguish a female sanitary napkin and a bomb, they are a bunch of idiots.
(Daily Mail) A female passenger has claimed that she was assaulted by TSA agents when she was ordered to be patted down because her sanitary towel showed up on the body scanner.
The woman was wearing a flannel panty liner, that evidently aroused suspicion, causing her to endure what she described as a ‘horrible’ experience.
Humiliated by her experience, the unidentified Army vet wrote to women’s health company Gladrags to detail what happened.
She said the invasive patdown was additionally humiliating because it brought back memories of a previously suffered sexual assault.
She wrote: ‘The TSA agents were doing their job, they were as delicate as they could be, etc., etc.
‘But what ultimately happened is that I was subjected to a search so invasive that I was left crying and dealing with memories that I thought had been dealt with years ago of prior sexual assaults.
Her email added: ‘Because of my flannel panty-liner. These new scans are so horrible that if you are wearing something unusual (like a piece of cloth on your panties) then you will be subjected to a search where a woman repeatedly has to check your ‘groin’ while another woman watches on (two in my case – they were training in a new girl – awesome)’.
The woman said that she was speaking out because she didn’t want another woman to face the same humiliation.
‘I just don’t want another woman to have to go through the ‘patting down’ because she didn’t know that her glad-rag would be a matter of national security.’