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TSA To Passenger: “Get Your Freak On Girl”

TSA To Passenger: “Get Your Freak On Girl”

Ever since the advanced security measures in airports were implemented, it’s been an ongoing fight between customers and security agents as to how much individual privacy a person needs to give up for the sake of “safety.”

For most passengers, the hassle of advanced security, including shoe removal, full body scans and intimate pat downs have been something that, knowing there is no other way around them other than to just not fly, have been grudgingly accepted.  Still, there is a sort of honor system involved — the passenger pretends that his or her privacy isn’t really being violated while the agent pretends that he or she isn’t really doing the violating.  It’s as if, by both parties agreeing not to mention it, everyone can pretend nothing really happened.

However, it’s hard to ignore it once the agent leaves a note.

Over at Feministing, one writer posts a hand-written reminder that yes, there are strangers pawing through your underwear and personal items in your suitcase while you aren’t watching.  And they see everything.  After finding a very “personal” item in her luggage, one agent felt moved to leave behind a TSA brochure, on which he or she wrote, “Get your freak on girl.”

So much for pretending there is privacy in a baggage screen.


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12:10AM PST on Jan 8, 2012

Not inappropriate or super-creepy at all.

1:27PM PST on Nov 12, 2011 makes sick just thinking about airport "security"

1:48AM PST on Nov 7, 2011

I wonder what they would do, if I had an active vibrator while going through security... I just think that's funny.

2:43AM PDT on Nov 2, 2011

And losing our rights for so-called security is nothing to write home about?

I'd rather have my rights. I'd rather die free than live being a slave.

4:02PM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

290 out of 298 posters take life far too seriously.
When they start throwing you into jail for carrying drugs or weapons then you have something to write home about.

5:51PM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

Heaven help us all!

2:51PM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

good grief!!

2:24PM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

How come a majority of the countries in the world hasn't implemented those invasive security measures as the US has and yet, they are not the targets of terrorists, etc?
How come most terrorist acts in the US have been performed by full-blooded Americans (Oklahoma City, Arizona shootings, etc)? How will these measures help prevent any acts of terrorism, when fundamentalists always find ways to circumvent?

1:09PM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

Totally inapropriate.

12:18PM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

Leaving the note was not appropriate --but I expect she was just trying to have a little fun while doing a somwhat boring job. She should be reprimanded but not fired.

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