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How To Beat Airline Baggage Weight Limits: Wear Your Luggage!

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As a chronic over-packer, there have definitely been a few times I’ve had to waddle through airport security wearing six layers of clothing that wouldn’t fit in my suitcase. Now a new product called Jaktogo is taking that idea to a whole new level. Jaktogo appears to be nothing more than a thin tote bag, but if you find yourself reaching the baggage weight limit with no extra room in your checked bag, Jaktogo folds out into a giant jacket with 14 pockets ready to accommodate up to 30 pounds of stuff. The weird wearable suitcase is available as a dress (shown) or poncho in addition to the original jacket style, and can be ordered in denim or leather. So, would you rather wear 30 pounds of luggage to beat the system or shell out 50 bucks to check another bag? I’m totally fine throwing on a few sweaters at once, but I’m not sure I’m ready to wear a garment that looks like a fully loaded adult diaper, no matter how much money it saves me… [Jaktogo]

The Best Way To Protest Airport Security? Get Naked!

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Most people would agree that going through airport security is annoying, and thanks to x-ray machines and frequent pat-downs, the process has become more and more invasive. This week, at the Portland airport, 50-year-old John E. Brennan decided he’d had enough, so when it came time to remove his shoes, he removed all of his clothes. Unfortunately no one else joined in the naked protest, and two security screening lanes were closed as TSA agents tried to convince Brennan to cover up. He was eventually arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and indecent exposure. The best part of this whole story might be a quote from Brennan’s father, responding to questions from reporters: “He’s never really under any stress. He works for a computer company in California. He does something with the Internet, which is just kind of mystical to me. This is quite a surprise.” [KATU]

Today’s Lady News: Has The TSA Been Singling Out Black Women With Natural Hair?

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  • There’s been several documented incidents of black women with natural hair who have been stopped by the TSA at airports for pat-downs, in which officers pat their hair. Some of the women had already passed through body scanners as well. Now some are questioning whether a racial bias is behind the TSA singling out black women with natural hair. [NY Times]
  • The New York City hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss Kahn, then the chief of the IMF, of sexual assault has released her medical report. Nafissatou Diallo’s medical report states “Cause of the injuries: assault, rape,” which is consistent with Diallo’s claims about the alleged attack. Critics say the medical report is bunk because it only states what Diallo reported to doctors. [Gothamist]
  • Wait, cleavage wrinkles are a thing? [Beauty Schooled Project]

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Your Daily Junk-Touching Career Opportunities

Were you looking for a new career? Perhaps one that allows you to touch random stranger’s junk? We thought so. Allow us to present you with this helpful Venn diagram of possible junk-touching career options. Enjoy! [F**k Yeah Venn Diagrams] Keep reading »

Who Knew Lady Liberty Had A Hot Bod?

It’s become a reflex to knock the new TSA body scanning procedures, but I think this New Republic does it in the most creative way possible. It’s the Statue of Liberty, as you’ve never seen her. Keep reading »

Khloe Kardashian Compares TSA Procedures To Rape


Over the weekend, I flew from NYC to San Diego for my grandma’s funeral. On the way there, my brother and I both had to be sent through the TSA’s new screening and pat-down checks, while my mom had to deal with both on the way back. Personally, I wasn’t bothered by the procedure. I found it slowed down the security process, but I didn’t feel violated in any way. I stood in front of the scanner, held my arms above my head, and the machine sent the scan (which exposed my bra and underroos, I guess?) upstairs to some security person, who then told the security officer downstairs where on my person to double check for suspicious objects. A friendly lady did a little light frisking and three minutes later I was on my way to my gate. No biggie. But Khloe Kardashian didn’t have such a laid-back experience or reaction to a recent scan and pat-down. She told George Lopez on “Lopez Tonight” that the new TSA procedures are akin to rape. Keep reading »

TSA Body Search Inspires Love

While most of us are dreading invasive TSA searches at the airport, one guy in Reno loved his enough to post a Missed Connection on Craigslist. Pretty sad that a TSA full-body pat down is the only action this guy is getting. Should someone email him and let him know that the dude who cupped his nuts was just doing his job? Or was he? [Yasrsly] Keep reading »

PETA Weighs In On Airport Body Scans

Airports in New York, Las Vegas and Charlotte, North Carolina, have said “no” to a proposed PETA ad campaign of a skinny woman’s physique under a body scan X-ray with the words, “Be proud of your body scan: go vegan.” (The Vegas airport claimed they don’t post “political” ads.) Good to know that PETA is not only still making everything about themselves, but they’re still using scantily clad women’s bodies to entice you to give up Big Macs. [Bust] Keep reading »

Woman’s Pantyliner Causes Invasive TSA Search

We hope you’ve finished your Thanksgiving turkey, because the story we’re about to tell you — about a VERY invasive TSA search — might make you sick. An anonymous woman wrote in to the website GladRags.com to let them know about her holiday airport experience. The woman went to the airport in jeans and a T-shirt, bra and underwear — and a pantyliner. When TSA agents attempted to complete a full body scan of her, the pantyliner allegedly blocked their view, and she was subjected to a much more invasive search. Two female agents — with a male agent watching — conducted 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.” Keep reading »

Relevant Now: Commando Kilt-Wearing

As you may have already heard, today is “Opt Out Day,” in which people intend to protest the TSA naked x-ray machines by refusing to go through them and instead get a pat down. Some have even called for more drastic measures—Jeffrey Goldberg at the Atlantic has come up with the brilliant idea for men to wear kilts, commando-style, through security. At the same time, the Scottish Tartans Authority has issued a warning about hygiene and wearing kilts without underwear. While it’s actually the tradition to go underpants-less with a kilt, the association makes the following plea: “We are saying, please use common sense and decency, as it can be unhygienic and it can be offensive. If you are out and about in a kilt, then remember to show some decorum. If you are hiring a kilt, then wear underwear because some of them are left in a horrible state.” (Eww!) There was no word on whether the well-timed statement was in response to Opt Out Day … or if they’re just having a bit of a cleanliness problem in Scotland at the moment. [New York Times] Keep reading »

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