I interviewed the equivalent of TSA workers in Britain and found that the genital groping that is obligatory in the US is illegal in Britain. I believe that the genital groping policy in America, too, is designed to psychologically habituate US citizens to a condition in which they are demeaned and sexually intruded upon by the state – at any moment.
The most terrifying phrase of all in the decision is justice Kennedy's striking use of the term "detainees" for "United States citizens under arrest". Some members of Occupy who were arrested in Los Angeles also reported having been referred to by police as such. Justice Kennedy's new use of what looks like a deliberate activation of that phrase is illuminating.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Naomi Wolf: How the US Uses Sexual Humiliation as a Political Tool to Control the Masses | Common Dreams
Naomi Wolf on U.S. strip searching ruling:How the US Uses Sexual Humiliation as a Political Tool to Control the Masses | Common Dreams