Behold the power of the Internet. TSA sexually harasses Jill Filipovic. Filipovic exposes TSA on Twitter. Journalists write about Filipovic's harassment. One day later, TSA -- as Kashmir Hill reports -- disciplines the offender.
Will it lead to a reduction in future offenses? Hopefully, but too soon to tell. What we do know is that we have collectively lowered both the threshold of tolerance for TSA abuses and the barriers for expressing the reset threshold. All it took was Filipovic's unwillingness to take it. Heroism has a place in everyday life.