Even the scanner knows something is wrong here… =)
From Politistick: As Western civilization descends even further down the rabbit hole of moral relativism and civic decline, we are forced to encounter ridiculousness on a daily basis. From banning kids from playing tag to our cultural obsession with “celebrities” who are famous for being famous, it’s pretty clear that our society is quite backwards.
One such area of ridiculousness is the liberal assertion that feelings should trump reality. That is why we are expected to validate the delusions of men who believe themselves to be women, and vice-versa. However, as we fortify this belief that realities pale in comparison to delusions, we encounter problems such as the one that recently occurred in Orlando, Florida.
A man who identifies as a woman named Shadi Petosky recently went through a bodyscanner before boarding a flight. However, the scanner picked up an “anomaly”- his penis.
Petosky had stepped into the female line and the TSA agents were perplexed by the anomaly. He was told that he would have to go through the male line, but in a scene that has become all-too-common, the traveler switched to “social justice” mode and the incident became an ordeal.
“I stepped into the full body scanner, the TSA agent looked at me and pressed the F button. The scanner picked up an ‘anomaly’ in my crotch area.”
“I said, ‘I’m transgender. That’s my penis,’. The TSA officer then said something like, ‘If you are a man, then go back in the machine and we’ll run you as a man’.”
“I’m transgender. I am a woman, but I have an atrophied penis, trying to make it kind of not a big deal,” he replied.
The TSA officer replied, “If you don’t want to be run as a man, we’ll have to search you. Are you a man or a woman?”
The TSA agent then asked if he wanted to be patted-down by a man or a woman. This, reportedly, made Petosky “freeze” as he did not want to be patted-down by a man, but did not want to have a woman do it, either.
Because of the scene he made and the unwillingness to work with the TSA, Petosky was patted-down and had his luggage searched and was detained by TSA in a holding area. He missed his flight and had to catch another flight out of Miami the following day and, predictably, lashed-out at the TSA on Twitter, writing, “I fly all the time and this has never happened. I really thought the TSA was good about trans issues. I am so dumb.”
He added: “This has nothing to with my sex. This has to do with the perception of my sex/gender by the TSA agent. I disclosed my reality immediately.”
However, it does have to do with his sex as this “woman” had an unidentified object, seemingly, hidden is “her” pants.
Thankfully, while delusion may trump reality in many arenas of modern life, it’s not the case with the TSA who maintains that they did nothing wrong.
TSA Spokesman Mike England stated, “Our officers are trained to properly screen members of the transgender community.”
“TSA takes all potential civil rights violations very seriously and conducted a review of the incident. After examining closed circuit TV video and other available information, TSA has determined that the evidence shows our officers followed TSA’s strict guidelines.”
“Supervisory personnel and a Passenger Support Specialist participated in the screening to ensure guidelines were met.”
How long will it be before the TSA is instructed to just wave-through people with “anomalies” out of fear of offending the mentally ill?
Or, alternatively, those who choose to identify as another gender can cut the play-time for two minutes to allow TSA to do their jobs and the rest of us make our flight on-time.