Virtual Strip Search or Pat Down?

by Migdalia Rivera

Lately I’ve had to travel more than usual. I’m not complaining about the flying, per se. It actually breaks up the monatony of my everyday life.

No, that’s not the issue.  

The issue is the airport’s  new body scanners at Newark Airport, scanners that one day will be installed at all airports.  

Photo from The Life Files

The body scanners show a nude virtual image of all your nicks and crannies. Flyer beware: Chichos/Love handles are no longer sacred!  

What about the radiation exposure? There haven’t been enough studies to determine how it will affect travelers, especially those who travel often.  

Shy or worried about radiation? You do have another option. The full body pat down, done with palmed hands, not the back of hands as was previously done. They will feel and cup every inch of you and I do mean EVERY inch so blushers beware. Shoot, maybe I should pick the full body pat down  instead, as it will provide me with the most action I’ve seen in awhile! 

But seriously, it seems like both options will be invading some aspect of our lives. As a traveler, I’m undecided. Which should I choose?  

Wait, don’t tell me yet. Watch the below video. They bring up some interesting points that start at 1:51 and 2:28 but I suggest you listen to the entire show. 

Which would you choose?


About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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