This article caught my eye for a couple of reasons … well one reason only really.
My bra once set off the metal detector at Pittsburgh International. It was really no big deal.
I took my cute boots off and walked through the detector. BEEEEP.
I took a barrette out of my hair and walked through the detector again. BEEEP.
I took my belt off and walked through the detector again. BEEEP.
Thinking that I’m going to have to just strip down to my skivvies and walk through that bastard half naked, I look at the security guard who waved me through and sent me to the scanning area.
I am met there by a handsome mid twenties black man who smiles nicely at me, tells me to spread em. My arms that is. And then proceeds down one arm and then down the next. No beeps. He does my legs. No beeps.
Finally he hovers it over the front of my body and wouldn’t you know it. A big fat BEEEEEEP from my bra strap where the little metal adjustment clasp sat on my shoulder.
I laughed. He laughed. He sent me on my way. I grabbed a chai and hopped my flight to Dallas.
Sutter County Taxpayers Association member Roberta Fletcher said the male security guard seemed to enjoy waving the handheld metal detector over her chest.
Would a man really take pleasure in waving a big metal-detecting wand three inches from the front of a woman’s chest while other people stood around? Do you think he was licking his lips and moaning, “Ooooh, baby. You like it like that?”
“It is, at a minimum, for a woman, embarrassing. And at a maximum, it is sexual harassment to hold your arms outstretched while a male officer waves a wand in front of your breasts,” Fletcher told supervisors at their meeting Tuesday.
I think Mrs. Fletcher needs to get laid or something. Chill.
Not everything in this world is sexual harassment. Geez.