If we exclude certain demographics from random search then guess which group the adversary will use to attack ….??
So how dangerous are women in Iraq & Afghanistan? Well, they are also used as suicide bombers. In these countries they also have used dead animals (especially dogs) and filled them with explosives knowing that Americans would move them off the road thereby triggering the device.
How dangerous is a kid with a shoe shine box? Ask a Vietnam vet about that one.
If you don’t like what TSA does don’t go overseas.
Let’s flash back to 1987. I had been in Germany for two plus years and was heading stateside for my sister’s wedding. While going through security in Frankfurt my carry on went through the scanner and I went through the detector. They didn’t like something in my bag and after verifying the owner they searched it. Mind you, they didn’t ask permission. When I passed through the metal detector it did not buzz. Yet after passing through I was searched further with a hand held and patted down as the wand went by.
None of this bothered me in any way though it was a bit of surprise.
I am not paranoid and still travel, I am just very vigilant. Believe me, what we go through here with TSA is not nearly enough. We have huge gaps in security in the USA and when combined with a false sense of “safety” it makes us very vulnerable to attack.