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Get Frisked or Get Undressed

  1. Lady_E profile image82
    Lady_Eposted 7 years ago

    In the UK an Xray machine which shows naked images of passengers has  now been introduced. This way security can immediately spot hidden weapons or explosives. Its currently in Manchester Airport as a Trial. Obviously this will come into effect in many more Airports eventually.

    Would you prefer to be frisked or just appear undressed on camera?

    Do you think it is an invasion of privacy? (some people do)

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'd rather just walk through the Xray machine, seems easier...

    2. Sally's Trove profile image98
      Sally's Troveposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's interesting to see the replies to your question, Lady_E. They come from younger and older, from the US and the UK. A small sampling of the world, but telling nonetheless.  My view stands outside theirs.

      I stopped flying after 9/11.  Not because I was afraid, but because I felt, and do feel today, that my privacy is important, as is my money.  If I spend a thousand US dollars on an air ticket, I don't intend to be treated like a piece of potential terrorist meat.  My 80-year-old aunt was strip-searched on a domestic flight shortly after this 9/11 tragedy.  Why?

      Many things have gone bad with the world, yet many things are going "good".  The x-ray you tell of is just one step to making travel safer, but the truth of it is that we still don't have it right.  If we humans can eliminate prejudice, hatred, and hostility, then we don't need any friggin x-rays.  We have a long way to go to get back to where we were.

      Thanks for a great question.

      1. Lady_E profile image82
        Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Your words are so true and surely there was no need to put your Aunt through that terrible ordeal. That's quite upsetting.

        All these security measures did come after the terrorists attacks and yes, some of the underlying factors are prejudice, hatred and hostility. We haven't even talked about how much money is now being spent on Security at Airports. I'm sure its increased so much.

        Thanks for sharing your story. I hope you never have to witness such an ordeal again.  Best Wishes. E smile

    3. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It is a complete invasion of privacy. They installed many of these throughout the world; yet they have not found alot of hidden weapons. Although several porn stars were questioned intimately by customs officials recently at Auckland airport. hmm

    4. av8erprince profile image80
      av8erprinceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think I'd mind as long as I am the security guy! jk. It's a shame.

    5. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Can you choose both?

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      shinujohn2008posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What will be going on in the minds of those security men or women.

  2. lrohner profile image86
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Maybe it's just me, but I've been frisked so many times in airports due to underwire bras, or belt buckels or whatever, that I am totally desensitized to the whole thing. Just get me on the darn plane! smile

    1. Lady_E profile image82
      Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this


  3. thranax profile image59
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    Afraid to be Nude on camera? Did everyone forget were all nude under the clothes anyway? I don't see it as a problem if its for safety. I'd rather have everyone be seen nude without bombs, then clothed with them wink


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    Maximus591posted 7 years ago

    Only trendy civil libbers would think it an invasion of privacy. But nobody cares about them.

    I can also see fat people not liking it much. But then who cares about fat people.

    Any tool that helps to keep people safe in the air gets my thumbs up.

    1. lrohner profile image86
      lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh dear, Maximus. Please tell me you were being facetious?

  5. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    I don't care. See me naked. Doesn't matter.

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      Ryan Kettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Really? Its a deal!

      1. Colebabie profile image60
        Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Do you work security at the airport sir? smile

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          Ryan Kettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Nope, but now LadyE has told me about those new machines.... I am sure going to apply!

          My latest fan is setting a precedent here http://hubpages.com/profile/Mamajal

          Does this mean that people have to try and beat her? Thats a fair bit of flesh!

  6. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    From faceinhole.com. smile

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      Ryan Kettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Really? Man..... I was duped. I actually thought we may have had a new babe around the place. Just goes to show that I spend 98% of the time looking at the breasts. Shame on me!

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    Maximus591posted 7 years ago

    The images really are not that explicit. Hard to see what all the fuss is about.

    If you're female and afraid your recent lack of bikini waxing will be visible on the scan, fear not. Your bits and pieces will not all be revealed in glorious technicolour.

    However, like I said previously, if you're a fatty, then your body shape and the folds of your fat will be visible. So, good idea to get started with a diet eh?


    1. Lily Rose profile image83
      Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You're an ass.

      Yes, I'm overweight or I would not have said that.  I'm 35 pounds overweight because of all the steroids that were pumped into me while I was receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer.  After that, I had radiation therapy which apparently affected my thyroid - now I have hypothyroidism which causes a slowing of my metabolism and, thus, weight gain.  I had both breasts taken away from me, as well as my ovaries.  That sent me into menopause at age 39 - weight gain.  I'm trying like hell to get the weight off while having to deal with all the emotions and shame and anger that come along with it.

      Maybe you should try to be a better person and see people as people.  You don't know me and what I'm going through to be able judge me.

      As for the question at hand - I would be okay with either because I do believe, especially here in the US, that the security at our airports needs to be better.

  8. Lady_E profile image82
    Lady_Eposted 7 years ago

    Its nice to know so far on the thread, that no one's got qualms about it. I don't - it doesn't take a face pic, its just an image and one of the benefits has been stated by Uninvited Writer - Its easier.

    The Airport is hoping it will speed up things.

    Ryan, there is only one man on the Camera. Wishing you good luck with the Application.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Never been frisked thankfully but never want to go through that. Only my husband can frisk me thanks! lmao so I guess an X-ray is okay EXCEPT X-rays can cause cancer so I hope that they have figured out what to do about that little factor!

  10. Kidgas profile image80
    Kidgasposted 7 years ago

    I'm OK with whatever works with the exception of a cavity search.

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      Ryan Kettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol

      Great minds think alike.... they can x-ray me all they want.

      On a serious note, anything that improves airport security has to be a positive thing. And we all know why. Over there you had 9/11, and over here we had Lockerbie, etc etc.

      Airports are the one place that I would lose certain liberties in return for assurances over safety when your miles up in the air in a flimsy aluminium shell filled with hundreds of gallons of explosive fuel.

      1. Kidgas profile image80
        Kidgasposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        9/11 was truly sad.  I have only been to New York one time.  Went to the top of the World Trade Center.  I can remember many details and could picture what the building looked like and imagine what people would have been going through.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I still say that yea it's a good idea but health wise would it be such a good idea giving ppl Xrays?

  12. zadrobi profile image60
    zadrobiposted 7 years ago

    Someone has probably said this already...

    I bet there is going to be a huge influx of job applications for airport security wink

  13. Tom Cornett profile image55
    Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago

    Don't care...just so it isn't really chilly in the room.  smile

  14. Nell Rose profile image90
    Nell Roseposted 7 years ago

    Can some one just tell me when Brad Pitt is coming into the country?!! sigh...

  15. dohn121 profile image88
    dohn121posted 7 years ago

    What happens to streakers? yikes

    1. Lady_E profile image82
      Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      They'll be checked to ensure their Frisky levels are low before boarding plane. smile

  16. sannyasinman profile image60
    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago

    I've got nothing to hide!

  17. Valerie F profile image60
    Valerie Fposted 7 years ago

    As long as the machines are, like the rest of airport security should be, operated with strictest professionalism, I don't have any problem with that. Frisking and strip searching are more invasive.

    By the way, the first trip I took by plane since 9-11, my then-infant son had to be searched because the snaps on his sleeper set off the metal detectors. I was immensely grateful that the people in line behind me were being good sports (and actually having a pretty good laugh about this), because it's incredibly difficult to get a child who's just learned how to crawl to sit still and cooperate with a search. Much easier to just take him through the X-ray.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Nudity is nice. I thrive on it, 'cept maybe sometimes in winter. LOL Then I must wear a little fuzzy bag for snow blowin'.