TSA mocks Breast Cancer Awareness Month by using pink gloves

by Lisa Simeone on October 9, 2012

Really, you can’t make this stuff up:

According to TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein, during the month of October the 650 TSA officers at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) will be be wearing pink gloves instead of the more familiar blue gloves as a sign of their support in the fight against Breast Cancer.

It’s always better to be sexually assaulted with pretty colors, don’t you think?

I don’t know what else I can say about it that the TSA’s own behavior doesn’t already say for itself. I’ll leave it for you in the comments.

Meanwhile, yet more breast cancer survivors have come forward about their treatment at the hands of the TSA. Statements such as this, however, I simply don’t understand:

 “My reaction was just like hers. I was completely surprised,” she explained.

This has been going on as a matter of policy for two years. How can you be “completely surprised”??

And take a look at the comment thread at this related link for all the people who are afraid of booby bombs and butt bombs.

(Photo Credit: our tax dollars)

  • Daisiemae

    Cat Woman and Lisa,

    You are both right. There definitely are a large number of people who do not care what happens as long as they get on their plane (especially if it happens to someone else). They are evident on all the blogs, and I have met some of these people. And a number of these “I don’t care” people just simply don’t believe it because it hasn’t happened to them and because it flies in the face of everything we have been taught to believe about our country and our government.

    But there is also a huge number of people who are simply unaware. These people do not fly, and they do not cruise the internet like we do. They are completely overwhelmed with trying to survive in this difficult culture and economy so they are not following internet news sources. I am constantly bumping into people like this. Most of the time they are shocked and horrified when they hear what is happening.

    Employees of a bridal shop were stunned when I told them TSA confiscated a purse like the one in their store. My podiatrist was flabbergasted when I told about TSA’s abuse of the disabled and elderly. My hairdresser horrified when I told her about TSA “pat downs.” In all three instances, these people believed me when I told them about TSA’s abuses. They were sickened and disgusted.

    My own husband told me he would not have been aware of TSA’s misdeeds if I had not told him. He said he has never seen anything about it on the internet. BTW, he works in IT.

    So the problem is not only those people who do not care, but how do we get the word out to people who are “busy dealing with cancer & life, etc. & not had the free time to follow the TSA news.”

  • Michael Landers

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