I think so.Source: kiyonna.com
On Saturday I’m singing in my friends’ wedding. At first I was like “cool, great, that’s so special, I love you, I feel honored!” and now I’m worried. as. fuck. Because all my friends are music industry people. And the boss of the groom produced some of my very favorite albums. I’m crazy nervous about my voice, and I hate everything in my closet for not making me look and sound like Adele.
I want to NOT feel like I look like a sausage with a wig on trying to sing a Beatles song to a room full of important people, only about 10 of whom love me enough to not judge my performance. So I’m online shopping for Adele-type dresses and I’m going to have to pay an assload on overnight shipping and hopefully that will make my brain shut up.
This morning, a TSA officer at LAX humiliated and shamed my 15-year-old daughter. She is traveling with a group of high school students on a college tour and we were not with her when he verbally abused her.
The TSA dipshits at LAX, in addition to the general “we hate our jobs so fuck you for being here” attitude from 90% of the LAX employees drove me to abandon LAX and fly out of Burbank instead, even if that means I have a 2+ hour layover.
Yes, it is worth spending 2 hours somewhere else so I don’t have to deal with LAX at all. LAX is a giant pile of fail.
Last time I went through LAX, I set a metal detector off. A female TSA frisked me, using the sides of her hands to feel around my breasts. The process of this was stated to me before she did it, as though telling me she was about to touch me meant somehow that I gave consent. She determined the problem was the underwire in my bra, and that I was not a security risk. She then advised me to “wear a sports bra next time.” This lady tells ME, a 38F, to wear a sports bra for 7 hours of travel. Being a large-chested woman herself, I asked her if she would want to wear a sports bra all day. She chuckled, then said “no.” I have flown wearing underwire bras for almost twenty years, and the only time it’s ever been a problem was at LAX.
TSA has no business dictating what women wear. Not their shirts, not their undergarments. Whether it’s rape culture or just overly-sensitive metal detectors at work, it’s got to stop.Source: wilwheaton