(I & II)
In order to make us feel safe, the TSA abuses a young mother and terrifies her child - just because she's an amputee.
I found it interesting that Peggy and I both described our security theater experiences as humiliating. Though, really, what other word would be as apt when you're being treated like a criminal and forced to feel completely vulnerable in front of strangers? (Just about any female amputee will tell you she feels more exposed when she's sans prosthetic than even when she's totally in the buff.) *
But now, motivated by anger and a desire to help other amputees, she's joined with the Amputee Coalition to say "Enough is enough." (Thank you!)
*Before traveling, I would suggest that all people with disabilities go to www.tsa.gov and do a little research. Find the guidelines for your particular disability or medical equipment, and PRINT THEM OUT. Bring this paper with you when you go through airport security, just in case a TSA worker decides to ad lib their own rules.