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"her" <> "testicles"10
What difference does it really make. I was searched by a male security agent.2
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Perhaps allow the person to choose? See woke ain't so hard...6
correction: I mean ''no''.10
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Valid question, but expand it: should ANY security person be required to search someone who's genitals aren't the same as theirs?
When it's a gender-separate event, most people don't expect any genitals different from their own. It can be shocking and upsetting to see different genitals without expecting or being prepared to do so. But when you work a job (like TSA security) which deals with the public and may involve necessary nudity, there is always a risk of someone not being what you expect. There's trans people, intersex people, people with genital injuries, etc...
While not very common, they do participate in public life, and some do need to interact is some level of undress with those workers (like TSA security). So what are the options?
I think if you have a penis and balls, you get searched by a male. If you have vagina, you get searched by a female.
That would be basically number 3? So in that case the only problems were people possibly everyone not liking disclosing their genitals to security, and the issue of how security should handle someone with a genital abnormality? Again, some people don't have an entire penis and balls, or a entire vagina (or vulva if we're just talking external genitals), or have some of some of both.
It’s just smoke. The very few anomalies will not make a case for exceptions.
What are you talking about? This entire question is based on one single anomaly making a case for exceptions.
You're a TSA, you ask the person "do you have a penis or vagina?" and they say "I have both." or "I have neither." What do you do?
None sense argument. It’s always an extreme situation that lgbt use to justify crazy laws and processes. People dressing up as a different sex and are pre-op, don’t get that choice. Genetic issues can be handled, not “I feel like a woman today” people who then change their mind a few years later as that happens too, frankly more often than the rare genetic issue. Get in the line that you are genetically unless you have had your lower region surgically changed.
Lol bro, I know how you feel about trans people. I wasn't asking about them. They usually have a penis or a vulva, same as cis people.
The only question I had—which I asked quite clearly—was what about people who have abnormal genitals? Because often in all this trans panic and strict binary enforcement, they are largely harmed or ostracized. But I assume you have nothing against them and so you DON'T want them to be thrown under the bus with trans people.
So. One possibility, say a man lost his genitals in an accident. He was assigned male, identifies as male, by all your standards should be searched by the male TSA like any other man. But visually, he doesn't have a penis or balls. A male TSA will not be expecting to see or feel this abnormality, and may be shocked or unsettled by it, especially considering how it may have happened. Should the male TSA be forced to search this man, despite the possible and even likely discomfort upon realizing his genital abnormality?
This is just as reasonable a question as the poster asked. I just want to know how you think TSA should handle such a situation—whether it should be on the person to disclose the state of their genitals, on the TSA to be prepared to search someone with abnormal genitalia, both, or something else?
@Jersey2 I hate to burst your bubble on the male checking male & female checking female at airport security. In my experience it doesn't happen that way.