Protesting The TSA: Boobs Free Or Die
Lisa Simeone blogs at the TSA News blog about Kelly Voluntaryist, from the "Live Free or Die" state of New Hampshire, who's bra and underwear-protesting the TSA.
(Not sure that Voluntaryist is her real name, but I love the girl, who clearly loves our Constitution and doesn't just sit by blinking as it's crumpled up at the airport doors.)
Lisa writes that Voluntaryist:
...showed up at the Manchester airport on a frigid winter day and started handing out flyers. With a perky smile and cheerful demeanor, she informed people of their rights and disputed the TSA's contention that it should be able to violate them.
You can see the reactions she got in the video. And as the slide early on in the video indicates, "This is obviously a longterm effort. Waking people up who've been asleep for decades doesn't happen overnight."
I have only word for Kelly:
And the same goes for anyone who does this at their airport. If you do this at your airport, you have my permission to print up and hand out my op-ed on the TSA and our eroding civil liberties. Please, please -- do this. People need to be woken up. (I recommend markering an anti-TSA message on your body if you protest in this way so you can clearly be seen to be walking, underdressed speech in the name of our constitutional rights.)
@voretaq7 responds to my tweet about this blog item:
@amyalkon Why just women?
I tweet back:
@voretaq7 Men, too, especially if they wear a pink bra and panties. That'll get some attention.