View from the Wing linked to an article about a cross-dresser whose silicon falsies were confiscated at the security check-point.
He was “turned away at McCarran International Airport on Friday because the cutlets exceeded TSA’s liquid limit of 3.4 ounces for most carry-on items.” It has been suggested that if he wore the falsies, they would not have been looked at and/or removed. After all, women get through security with gel-filled bras.
I decided to go to the TSA for answers: (emphasis mine)
Additional items you may bring include:
- Liquids including water, juice, or liquid nutrition or gels for passengers with a disability or medical condition;
- Life-support and life-sustaining liquids such as bone marrow, blood products, and transplant organs;
- Items used to augment the body for medical or cosmetic reasons such as mastectomy products, prosthetic breasts, bras or shells containing gels, saline solution, or other liquids; and,
- Gels or frozen liquids needed to cool disability or medically related items used by persons with disabilities or medical conditions.
I want to re-stress a few points here. This says “bring” not “wear” which strongly suggests it isn’t required that the silicon cutlet be currently against someone’s bosoms (or lack there of). It also is not gender specific. It does not state that only women may have prosthetics. And most importantly, it blatantly says they are allowed for cosmetic reasons.
I wanted to make the point that someone could also be transporting prosthetics for someone else’s use, but I think that takes away from the main point–where does it say that only women can have, ahem, temporarily augmented boobies?