There are plenty of TSA apologists who say that objections to the TSA’s invasive “pat-downs” are just whining from people don’t want to go through the backscatter radiation machines — we bring it on ourselves. But as we’ve seen, anything out of the ordinary — wearing a fabric pad during menstruation, artificial limbs, medical prostheses, etc — can send you off for a date with Doctor Jellyfinger, Junior G-Man extraordinaire.

By declaring war on the unexpected, the TSA has set in motion a policy that makes the lives of cancer sufferers, disabled people, people who’ve had major surgery, and many others who’re already having a hard time even harder.