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TSA Agent Offers Harsh, Creepy Critique Of Teen Girl’s Outfit

June 17, 2013 by  

TSA Agent Offers Harsh, Creepy Critique Of Teen Girl’s Outfit

A TSA officer at the Los Angeles International Airport allegedly offered an inappropriate, and pretty creepy, critique of a 15-year-old girl’s traveling attire while she was en route to a college tour with a group of high school students over the weekend.

Blogger Mark Frauenfelder, recounted the incident on a blog he edits called Boing Boing: “Here’s what happened, as my daughter described it in text messages to us: she was at the station where the TSA checks IDs. She said the officer was ‘glaring’ at her and mumbling. She said, ‘Excuse me?’ and he said, ‘You’re only 15, COVER YOURSELF!’ in a hostile tone. She said she was shaken up by his abusive manner.”

The blogger also included a picture of the outfit his daughter was wearing at the time of the incident. The outfit is demure in comparison to many of the fashions on the right side of legal public decency.

And unless indecency laws are being broken, the government employee has no right to comment on how a person is dressed as they travel.  That’s why the incident underlines bigger problems: TSA agents have been given power that they are often unqualified for and frequently abuse.

As Frauenfelder notes, “It doesn’t matter what she was wearing, though, because it’s none of his business to tell girls what they should or should not wear. His creepy thoughts are his own problem, and he shouldn’t use his position of authority as an excuse to humiliate a girl and blame her for his sick attitude.”

But as with most all government-enabled positions of authority, TSA actions that would be deemed unacceptable for private sector security employees are often met with impunity, or excused, because Americans have been instructed by government to fear terrorists more than sexual harassment or assault. This is why there are so many incidents of TSA officials acting surprised, even hostile, when travelers refuse to have genitals groped in order to board an airplane.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Guy

    T S A. Are worthless. No one should fly, I would never put up with it

  • shadow1776

    Next they will tell you how to comb and cut your hair. If you are allowed to, smile and how to walk. What else.?

    • Don miller

      Boycott major boycott on every business out there that uphold this tyrannical government

  • Don miller

    I agree guy they should be put outa business along with the IRS shut these corrupt extensions of this tyrannical government down and put this government in its place once and for all and they have the audacity to tell other governments they want to make sure their civil rights are protected what a joke give me liberty or give me death

  • steven

    When this all first started my grandmother who at that time was a breast cancer survivor who had to have her lymph node’s removed from her left arm forcing her to wear a pump at night to move the fluid back up her arm and a wrap during the day to minimize swelling. She had also had a couple strokes losing fine motor control on her left side and causing her to have to wear a special shoe to keep her foot from curling upwhich was painful if it did. Tsa found a disabled elderly woman wearing a wrap on her arm walking with a cane suspicious. They stopped her and questioned her about the wrap and cane and why she walked funny , she explained her condition and they told her they would have to search her. They had her remove her shoes and then decided to have her walk across the airport for a private examination when she told them she had to wear the shoe to walk. They told her no and forced her to walk in excruciating pain on her curled up while tsa agents tugged her back and forth telling her not to resist. When they got her into the room they refused to let my grandfather accompany her which was her right given her disability and age. Then tsa did what they do best, sexually assaulted my grandmother and let her go. She contacted the airport to file a complaint and they told her they did not know what she was talking about. She contacted senators and congressmen to no avail. Nobody had any culpability. The sad thing is that it is still happening to other people.

  • Just a mom

    I am not agreeing with what TSA did BUT really why is a 15 year old girl wearing such a sleezy outfit low cut top leggings that cling to every curve and bare midriff. Really dad, why dont you explain to her if she is going to wear those kinds of clothes, be ready for unwanted comments.


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