Really? My thoughts exactly. I got to the end of the story and though, "that's fucking it?" true, the TSA security process is beyond stupid, but if the worst thing she encountered was the TSA lady asking if she could inquire about her gender, And that welled up such a churn of emotions, there's more wrong in this situation than the TSA process.
This thread is absolutely fine with no pictures.
We all know what "she" looks like.
"Really? Yes, really. And hell yes I mind. Wouldn't you mind? Hey, are you a man or a woman? Are you a freak? I can't tell. Hey, do you have a penis to go with those breasts? Yes, I mind. I would mind. And that day I minded."
If a woman is going to proudly represent that her gender non-conformity is nothing to be ashamed of, then I don't understand why she would be so pissed off at being asked what she describes here as as a simple, courteous and non-threatening question about her gender.
I see her point that the tsa scanning system is fucked up for inconveniencing people who don't conform to traditional assumptions about gender. What I don't see is why she would be pissed off at a tsa worker who, working within that fucked up system, politely inquires as to her gender.
Her reaction seems to suggest that she feels a sense of shame that she falsely represents that she does not.
can you imagine if the Bush admin. Did this study?