The Transportation Security Administration recently introduced a new pat-down to its airport security procedures.
The announcement comes after the discovery of bombs on a cargo flight in October. If a full-body scan shows something strange or if a passenger refuses to go through the machine, a TSA officer will perform the search, which routinely requires touching private areas.
The public has not received the news well. Many pilots, flight attendants, civil liberties groups and passengers feel that the searches go too far. One new website, WeWontFly.com, received more than 70,000 hits per day since its launch, according to the Washington Post.
However, TSA has refused to back down in the face of the outcry. TSA Administrator John Pistole told the Senate on Tuesday that anyone who refused to submit to a search would not fly.
What do you think of TSA's pat-down search?