My Breasts Pass Unchecked by Airport Screeners: Caroline Baum - Bloomberg
In the same article where I was introduced to Eliana, I learned that lots of women have been on the receiving end of breast stares. What’s so bad about that? There was a time -- think Marilyn Monroe -- when women encouraged longing looks from the opposite sex with cinched-in waists and cups that runneth over.
The objection to a full body scan from a vocal, 15 percent of the populace, according to a CBS Poll, seems even lamer. It’s hard to imagine the grainy images -- about as racy as an X-ray - -arousing anyone when far more graphic material is available at a newsstand in most airports.In the meantime, surly travelers need to find alternate means of transportation or adopt a better attitude toward airport security.
I, for one, am relieved to go through the full body scanner for the simple reason that it means I’m done with airport security. I can put on my shoes, collect my separately bagged liquids, proceed to the departure gate, buy something to drink and begin the interminable wait for my flight. If I had worn a push-up bra, I might still be back at the starting gate.