The TSA hasn't stopped any terrorist attacks, but they do have a pretty good collection of traveler's body-scanned nude pictures. They did however discover a secret that kept one woman from boarding a flight and you won't believe what it was!

TSA officials really love those nude body scanners and there is usually not a problem with the carpets match the drapes, if you know what I mean. But when there’s an end table behind the drapes… well, that’s a different story.

You may have never realized that there is a button that TSA agents push when someone enters the scanner to take into account the anatomical differences between maIes and females but they do. Some think that is SO old fashioned because now we must accommodate the tiny percentage of the human population, which is somewhere betwixt and between.

As NBC News reports, “a transgender woman says she was delayed by TSA workers at Orlando International Airport who thought her body parts didn’t match her gender identity.

Shadi Petosky, a writer and producer, tweeted about the ordeal over her anatomical 'anomaly' as it happened, saying she missed her American Airlines flight on Monday due to the incident.


Petosky may tweet 'trans bodies are not anomalies', but according to a study by the leading LGBT demographer at the University of California Los Angeles School of Law’s Williams Institute, only 0.3 percent of U.S. adults are actually transgender. Do we now need to completely remodel 100 percent of all full body scanners in the United States for the 0.3 percent of American bodies who wish to remodel theirs?

'Told by the agent that she needed to be run as a man or a woman, Petosky said she replied, “I’m transgender. I am a woman, but I have an atrophied penis, trying to make it kind of not a big deal.'

According to Petosky, 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?' Then he asked her whether she wanted a male or female agent to search her body. As a result of the incident, Petosky missed her flight and was later rebooked by American Airlines.

She has posted a series of tweets about her ordeal. Which begs the question: If it was so embarrassing, do you want a bunch of people knowing about it? Oh well, this is now the world we live in.

(Earl Hall)