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A self-proclaimed pornographer, sex worker, and “feminisn’t” wanted to turn the tables on the TSA workers who are groping the breasts and genitals of air travelers. So she went to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this past weekend with the hope of stripping for them and being groped.

Writes Furry Girl:

“The bummer is that the cancer machines at Seatac were busted for some reason, so they were just using metal detectors.  But, even though I didn’t get to shoot video of myself being groped, hopefully this is still amusing.  (My plan was to loudly moan and fake an orgasm while being molested by the TSA.)”

After she removes her pants and jacket, a TSA agent orders her to put her jacket back on, and Furry Girl correctly observes that “The TSA agent ordered me to violate TSA rules!”

This bit of performance art, brief as it is, deftly demonstrates that the ritual of the airport scan and gropedown is nothing but theater, its perpetrators a cadre of repressed perverts. The purpose of the drill is to establish that the security agents have power over the people. Keeping flyers safe no longer has much if anything to do with it.

The entire account may be read here.

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Look at it this way: The student learned a valuable lesson about the hypocrisy of government-employed martinets. Today’s abused kid may be tomorrow’s freedom fighter. The irony, of course, is that the object the student was supposed to stand up for used to symbolize the very liberty she was attempting to exercise.

A middle school teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland, will have to apologize to a 13-year-old student after yelling at her and having her escorted out of class by school police when the student refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

According to the ACLU of Maryland, a 13-year-old female student at Roberto Clemente Middle School in Germantown refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance on Jan. 27. The teacher reportedly ordered the girl out into the hallway, where he threatened the girl with detention and then sent her to the school counselor’s office.

Read more at The Raw Story.

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