Patted Down and Hating It at the Nation's Airports

Women who have been through secondary screening pat-downs are complaining that security searches at America's 450 commercial airports can be too invasive at times


So far, the protests have been mostly rumblings, but Norman Siegel, a prominent New York civil rights lawyer, has been retained by Rhonda Gaynier. She went public with her objections to routinely receiving "a breast exam in public" at airports. He has assembled a legal team to research a class-action lawsuit. Some women have changed travel clothing and made other adjustments to prepare for the checkpoint experience.