Alaska State Rep Refuses TSA Grope of Her Mastectomy Scars, Drives Herself Home from Seattle

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Sharon Cissna

Alaska State Rep Sharon Cissna, a breast cancer survivor who has had a mastectomy, was barred from flying home to Juneau from Seattle by the TSA when she refused to allow a screener to touch the scars from her operation. She drove home instead. Apparently she is always selected for an invasive “hand screening” because the “irregularities” presented by her prosthesis when viewed through the pornoscanner raise the TSA’s suspicions. As others have observed, the War on Terror is really a War on the Unusual — it’s the systematic erosion of rights for people with nonstandard appearance, health, itineraries, and beliefs, without regard to whether those “irregularities” are correlated with terrorist activity. It’s as though the TSAhas said, “All terrorists are engaged in something unusual, therefore all unusual occurrences should be viewed as potential terrorism.”

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