"Don’t Touch My Junk" II: Crossing The Line with a Breast Cancer Survivor
The story of Mr. Tyner warning a TSA agent to respect his privacy is just one of many stories of the TSA going too far. This one is even more offensive.
Cathy Bossi, a flight attendant and three year breast cancer survivor, had a similar experience to the “junk” man. But this time instead of a warning receiving an over reaction it’s a woman’s privacy being horrifically violated. Bossi was going to work, and received what could be called sanctioned harassment.
When going in for work two female TSA agents took her back to a private room for a pat down. In the midst of it one of them put their full hand on her right breast, where she had had surgery, and asked her what it was. Bossi told her it was her prosthesis due to having breast cancer. They told her to remove it.
Due to past threats we cannot take airport security lightly but as an American citizen I deserve respect. Tyner was just going on a hunting trip, Bossi was going to work, and you may be seeing family for the holidays when the TSA will overstep boundaries. We may have put too much authority in the hands of people who are obviously abusing it.
This kind of outright violation of privacy is unacceptable. A sense of decency and respect must be maintained, to make a woman who went through three years of cancer go through something so humiliating without even being courteous is beyond wrong. People need to start putting their foot down.