[Ed. – The solution is simple: Limit the number of women who are allowed to fly.]
Female TSA officers are in such high demand to conduct pat-downs that they get pigeonholed as checkpoint workers and miss out on chances for other experience that would earn them promotions, a top member of Congress said Tuesday.
Female officers are required to pat down women travelers and also are preferred for pat-downs for children, which means that they end up conducting more than half of the pat-downs, even though they are just a third of the TSA workforce, said Rep. Nita Lowey, the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee.
He said he doesn’t want to see a situation where men are patting down women at security checkpoints, so given the makeup of the officer corps, women probably do end up getting stuck at the pat-down stations.