Security theatre that allows minimum wage labor to lord over the masses “to keep us safe”. I was faced with a similar double standard. A woman could carry her purse into the Smithsonian, but I could not carry a small backpack. My wife and aunt both were able to carry purses larger than my backpack due to their gender. In fact, my wife was simply calling her backpack HER purse. I was VERY annoyed, but I dare not show it if I wanted to get into the museum. I don’t even recall IF I got in.

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