There is a story floating around the internet which says that a man ejaculated while being frisked by a TSA agent. The story seems bogus or satire to say the least (the ‘mans’ name is ‘Percy Cummings’) but the message that this story is conveying is real enough. Don’t we all deserve a bit more privacy than that we are being given now from TSA screeners? Because whether or not this story is real (I don’t believe that it is) it won’t be too long before we actually do have a story which runs along these lines and that’s a problem.
For those who haven’t heard it, “Dead Serious News,” reports
“A 47 year old gay man was arrested at San Francisco International Airport after ejaculating while being patted down by a male TSA agent. Percy Cummings, an interior designer from San Francisco, is being held without bail after the alleged incident, charged with sexually assaulting a Federal agent.
According to Cummings’ partner, Sergio Armani, Cummings has “multiple piercings on his manhood” which were detected during a full body scan. As a result, Cummings was pulled aside for a pat-down. Armani stated that the unidentified TSA agent spent “an inordinate amount of time groping” Cummings, who had apparently become sexually aroused. Cummings, who has a history of sexual dysfunction, ejaculated while the TSA agent’s hand was feeling the piercings. The TSA agent, according to several witnesses, promptly called for backup. Cummings was thrown to the ground and handcuffed.
A TSA spokesperson declined to comment on this specific case, but said that anyone ejaculating during a pat-down would be subject to arrest.”
Okay that sounds about as satirical as you can get but what if it weren’t? Are we that close to the edge of real life, security, living noble lives and protecting ourselves, our neighbors, our families, and other strangers when set against the backdrop of pop culture, reality television, Sarah Palin for President, and TSA screener stories like this one?
These are real questions we need to ask ourselves and we need to do a better job of protecting, profiling, and figuring out how much we want to fly with pierced genitals.
Again this story has NOT been verified for accuracy and the only search results I can find at this time are republications of the same story. But it would seem to me that even if this story were satire, we would read it for the content and context and not just the simple guffaw.