Every day, women, men, and children across America suffer the pain and trauma of sexual assault. From verbal harassment and intimidation to molestation and rape, this crime occurs far too frequently, goes unreported far too often, and leaves long-lasting physical and emotional scars. During National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we recommit ourselves not only to lifting the veil of secrecy and shame surrounding sexual violence, but also to raising awareness, expanding support for victims, and strengthening our response.
Meanwhile, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has TSA fondling air travelers; including sticking their hands down peoples pants.
TSA's official blogger denies the invasive searches are sexual assault. (accent is mine)
Blogger Bob said...Here is how USDOJ Ofice of Violence Against Women Director Susan B. Carbon defined sexual assault at this year's Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event. (Small pdf) (accent is mine)
There is no fondling, squeezing, groping, jabbing, or any sort of sexual assault taking place at airports. You have a professional workforce carrying out procedures they were trained to perform to keep aviation security safe.Blogger Bob
TSA Blog Team
Sexual assault can be defined as any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under this definition are forced sexual intercourse, sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape.