This video is so humiliating to everyone concerned, me, you, TSA, and the poor woman left, apparently unattended to, stripped to her undies in full goddamned view of what can only be described as her fellow abased and utterly subordinated inmates, that I hesitate to even re-post from HuffPo, according to whom, this is no “gag.”
What in the world would John Ashcroft say?
Update, via wilberforce in comments:
Apparently, this woman has some potential issues, e.g., coming to the airport already dressed only overcoats and lingerie on more than one occasion.
Maybe she’s an exhibitionist. Still, even if she turns out to be nuttier than a fruitcake, wouldn’t one expect some discretion on TSA’s part?
Maybe it’s her way of protesting TSA, although she did not indicate or voice signs of protest. She certainly has a Stepford-wife calmness about her in the video, but it’s hard to second-guess someone’s personal reaction to what should be viewed as rather radical public humiliation.
In any case, so much for jumping to conclusions in this stranger-than-fiction world. It’s hard to say what is going here.