For all the scuttlebutt about full-body scanners and pat downs at the airport, at least we have a choice between the TSA seeing our privates or grazing their fingers across them. In the UK, if you decline the backscatter, you don’t get to fly.
The Manchester Airport told the BBC that 95% of passengers prefer the full body scan. They also pointed out that it only takes 25 seconds, while a patdown takes 2 minutes.
So we should really stop complaining, at least we get a choice of which invasive piece of security theater we get to star in.