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Old 19 January 2013, 02:18 AM
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Default TSA Removes X-Ray Body Scanners from Airports

But the fight isn't over.

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X-ray scanners could still come back. The TSA is considering an X-ray machine made by another company under a contract for the next generation of body scanners.
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Wow, I've been silently rolling my eyes whenever I saw a mention of "Rapiscan" because I thought people were hyperbolically comparing it to rape. I didn't realize it was the actual name of the manufacturer.
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Wow, I've been silently rolling my eyes whenever I saw a mention of "Rapiscan" because I thought people were hyperbolically comparing it to rape. I didn't realize it was the actual name of the manufacturer.
I obviously never read it as that. If I saw the word "Rapiscan" even associated with the body scanners I would just think of a cheesy 60's name that is a combination of "Rapid" and "Scan" like "Electrolux" being a combination of "Electric" and "Luxury".

I know of the history of the scanners, but in no way would the word "rape" be ever in there since it involves some sort of overt penetration of which I don't look at x-ray in that fashion. Of course I also try not to associate the word rape outside of the criminal sexual act itself since I think doing so lessens the word. That may just be me though
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