And You Thought You Had a Bad Experience at Dallas-Fort Worth International That One Time

Word o' the day today on the Urban Dictionary: "gate rape." As in: "The TSA airport screening procedure." Perhaps some students in Cle Elum, Washington, will find it on their chalkboard this morning, following their teacher's recent pass through DFW International Airport. Please turn to Page B1 of this morning's New York Times and read along now, class:

"I didn't really expect her to touch my vagina through my pants," said Kaya McLaren, an elementary schoolteacher from Cle Elum, Wash., who was patted down at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport last Saturday because the body scanner detected a tissue and a hair band in her pocket.

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Robert Wilonsky
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