Neocons are sexually repressed individuals who unleash their fetishes on an unsuspecting public; airport scanners are an example of that. They would have you believe they are as sanitary, clinical as regular X-ray machines you might find in doctors’ offices but the reality is they reproduce full nude photographs of the people who go through them AND there is the potential that those photographs become a part of the public record because the unsuspecting traveller has consented to having his “picture” taken.
Don’t believe the scanner reproduces nude pictures? In the UK scanners are banned for people under 18 because they violate Britain’s child pornography laws, which state in effect you cannot take pictures of a naked child. Also don’t buy for a minute the clinician sitting behind the monitor who monitors the images as one who will not take advantage of the gadgetry at hand. Once you pass through the scanner your image is available for all to see; it can detect breast implants as well as the size and shape of one’s genitalia. Just ask this guy! It’s too bad we’ve bought the proposition that in order to be safe we must give up all rights to human decency and respect. The next time you’re asked to step through a scanner, just remember this is what they’ll see. If you don’t mind them seeing it, then I’d prefer you go to the airport without any clothes; I prefer to keep mine on.