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  I'm sorry you're offended. I'm also a sexual assault survivor and I find being groped by a stranger who gets paid to fondle innocent people very triggering. If I were to run my hands along your thighs until they met "resistance" (a euphemism for your genitals) I would be committing sexual assault. That the person doing it gets a government paycheck doesn't make it any less violating.   Actually, the TSA cannot detain you. They have no powers of arrest or detainment....
You don't have to go through, mama. Just say, "I opt out" and prepare for your complimentary pre-flight Freedom Feel. They might roll their eyes and get huffy but you have every right to refuse to allow them to electronically strip search you. It's also worth noting that the machines give false readings all the time and even people who submit to being irradiated or microwaved are often still given the old TSA grope. Remember, these are people who are choosing to get paid...
I wanted to add a couple of links that might be helpful:   This is a continually updated list of airports that have porno scanners. I can't totally vouch for its accuracy but it's from a pretty large flying forum and seems legit.   http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travel-safety-security/1138014-complete-list-airports-whole-body-imaging-advanced-imaging-technology-scanner.html   This is a thread full of people's experiences with opting out of the porno scans--it...
DH and I are flying in a few weeks for an unavoidable commitment. We're making it a simple overnight trip instead of the full weekend and leaving the little ones with our trusted nanny for a night because we can't miss this engagement and I refuse to let them be molested, which would be our only alternative when we refused the porno scan. We're also flying out of a smaller airport half an hour away from our current city instead of our main city's airport because the...
Both of mine were born naturally at home with a midwife and doula present. I hope to have any and all future babies this way. 
Nope. Preservatives are only some the ingredients I find questionable. More to the point, I'm not impressed by the lack of double-blind placebo studies done on vaccines and the scare campaigns necessary to get people to buy them, nor do I trust the people who make and market them for public consumption. Anyone who has to resort to using fear to peddle their snake oil is not someone I'll be consulting for my family's medical needs.
I hope you can forgive yourself, mama. Pro-circ propaganda is everywhere in this country and being misled can happen to anyone, especially a first-time mother. I would still be your friend!    If you were a person who saw nothing wrong with cutting little boys, and said that you evaluated the available information about it and did it anyway, and planned to do it to future sons, I couldn't be your friend. I believe RIC to be a starkly evil practice that violates the...
I usually ignore it. If the person is rude and abrasive enough, I'll cite information from the sources they would be most likely to trust, like the CDC Pink Book and the vaccine inserts themselves. But mostly I don't bother. Life is way too short to waste time arguing with zealots on the internet. I feel deeply sorry for people who don't bother to do their own research (and really really really sorry for their children) but it's their choice to live that way and frankly,...
Your brother is being unreasonable but that's his right as a parent. It's NOT his right to try and control other people's medical decisions. He has every right to say that unvaccinated people can't see his new baby. I suppose they'll be completely quarantining themselves at home until the baby is much older? After all, the world is full of vaccine-free adults and children. Or is it just the people he knows to be vaccine-free that scare him?   The fact that he's...
I'm so thrilled that this thread is still going!    Right now I'm working on a baby blanket in a three different fall colors for my friend's fall baby. It's a gull lace pattern that's fairly simple but easy to lose track of. It has a garter stitch border that I'll probably crochet around to give it more structure and a polished edge. I've really come to love knitting since I last posted, but I still have a soft spot for crochet--it's so very useful for certain things.
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