Aly Raisman Body Shamed by TSA

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Lex Jurgen - May 25, 2017

Aly Raisman suffered the unthinkable while traveling through the airport. Idiotic TSA screeners. The kind of ignominy you assumed was only legend, because your experiences with the low wage, high turnover C-students we've put in charge of our air travel security have always been pleasant.

It's hard not to spot current and former gymnasts because ripped midgets will always draw a stare. In a series of shorthanded phonics Tweet, Raisman explained how a female TSA agent recognized her as a gymnast because of her biceps (fine), while a male TSA agent said she couldn't be a gymnast because her biceps looked weak to him (not fine). 

Lady at TSA: "Gymnast? I recognized u by ur biceps"
Man at TSA: "I don't see any muscles" & continues 2 stare at me
How rude & uncomfortable

I work very hard to be healthy & fit. The fact that a man thinks he judge my arms pisses me off I am so sick of this judgmental generation.

If u are a man who can't compliment a girls [muscles] you are sexist. Get over yourself. Are u kidding me? It's 2017. When will this change?

Ah, yes, that damn judgmental generation. Set your irony clocks. No, really? Nothing? Read your fucking Tweet!

Most travelers understand the baseline for TSA harassment is, did those assholes steal my shit or stick their fat hands in my pants? Raisman was outraged over the male gaze and sexist commentary from a mall cop. One should hesitate to use the term, white girl problems. Though don't completely dismiss it from your lexicon of cliches. 

Anybody's who ever spent time in a gym knows that dudes who compliment women's muscles are ostracized rather quickly. It's a no win situation. As in the case of the woman in the super low cut top calling you out for staring. Men don't do well with complicated social rules. It is 2017. It's probably best to take a vow of silence and always be wearing dark sunglasses. You don't need an Aly Raisman accusation on your permanent record. TSA is the last resort job. There's nowhere else to go.


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