Posts tagged "tsa"

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

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,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 8, 2012

The Best Way To Protest Airport Security? Get Naked!

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 hi…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 19, 2012

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

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 17, 2011

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]…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 28, 2010

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.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 16, 2010

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 7, 2010

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…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 30, 2010

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 i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 30, 2010

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…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 29, 2010

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 me…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 24, 2010

Rush Limbaugh Suggests The TSA Grope The Obama Daughters

Another week, another inappropriate Rush Limbaugh comment. Yesterday on his radio show, the conservative talk show host was discussing the hot topic of the day: TSA airport pat-downs. "Do you know when Obama went swimming with his daughter to show it was safe, during the oil spill?" He asked. "How about taking his daughter through…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 24, 2010

The TSA: “It’s Our Business To Touch Yours”

One reason I'm grateful I don't have to travel anywhere this holiday season is because I won't have to deal with that new TSA pat-down policy in which some guy or gal in a uniform gets to fondle my junk in search of bombs and other fun terrorist-y stuff. "Saturday Night Live" did a pretty…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 22, 2010

How To Keep Your Private Parts Private In Airport Security

Rebellion against the new TSA airport security measures is beginning to escalate. People are already pulling stunts, inventing protective pasties, and this coming Wednesday ("Opt Out Day") promises to bring the drama (we're secretly dying to see what happens even though it's sure to cause a major air travel hassle). For those who wish to…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 22, 2010

TSA Porn Or Security Measure?

After 9/11, airports became a place where every traveler is a terror suspect. In an effort to combat terror threats, some airports have turned into virtual high-tech strip joints. You might not have realized it, but the Transportation Security Administration has been testing 40 "whole-body imaging" machines at 19 airports. Critics say the machines, which…

By: Annika Harris / May 21, 2009