Re: “Opt-Out Day at airports? Now that’s a junky idea” (editorial, 11-22).
The editorial was right: Public fuss about airport X-ray and pat-downs is unrealistic. Gynecologists and proctologists do more privacy invasive actions every day — without getting sexy! Airport security personnel would do their actions hundreds of times a day and think “Ho, Hum!”
Yes, there are rare exceptions: Some rare doctors repeat sexual misdeeds, under privacy. But one airport security examiner sees you, fleetingly, just once — and then never again! No danger!
I have for decades had much personal contact with many Europeans, there and here. They’ve often told me that Americans have much more hang-ups about sex. Many European airports already have these more intimate security checks — without any public uproars.
This American vastly prefers as tight security as possible rather than face higher possibility of dying from a plane crash caused by a suicide bomber.