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Update: TSA screener who wrote Jill Filipovic note about her vibrator suspended

TweetOn Tuesday, Lori blogged about Jill over at Feministe getting a note from TSA after they found her vibrator during their search of her luggage. The TSA agent who wrote the note has now been removed from performing further inspections. The TSA put out a statement on its blog saying that, “That individual was immediately [...]
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TSA encourages blogger to “get her freak on” after finding vibrator in bag

TweetYesterday it felt like the Internet exploded when friend and fellow feminist blogger Jill Filipovic Tweeted the following: “Just unpacked my suitcase and found this note from TSA. Guess they discovered a “personal item” in my bag. Wow.” The Tweet was accompanied by this picture depicting a handwritten note that read “Get your freak on [...]
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The TSA makes it dangerous to fly while trans

TweetFlying while trans is an act of bravery. Transgender travelers are disproportionately targeted for questioning and pat-downs as a result of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) policies that lead to us being “outing” as trans. Outed in airports – big, crowded, public spaces. Yeah, it sucks. The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) has been doing [...]
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AK Rep Sharon Cissna refuses TSA pat-down of her mastectomy scars

Tweet All I can say is bad-ass. Alaska Representative Sharon Cissna refused to face a pat-down of her mastectomy scars during airport screening. She left the airport, rented a car and drove from Seattle to Juno Juneau instead. Her comments: “So last night, as more and more TSA, airline, airport and police gathered, I became [...]
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What We Missed

Tweet The folks at Birthornot.com respond via twitter to Jaz’s argument that they’re an anti-choice stunt. Their response: No its’s not! Compelling. The TSA responds similarly to the argument that the new body scan or pat down policies are invasive. Our girl Lori asks whether Nicki Minaj cure hip hop’s misogyny? Over at The Grio. [...]
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