So this happened.
A woman visiting an inmate at a privately run Tennessee prison has filed a suit against a number of guards who made her undergo a strip-search to prove she was actually menstruating.
The woman, who was carrying a menstrual pad in her pocket, told the guards she would show them the used pad or leave the extra one behind, but guards insisted her genitals be inspected by a female authority, the complaint says.
The visitor, who filed the suit under the pseudonym Jane Doe, says she asked the guard what she should do. “What do you think? Show me!” the guard is quoted as saying in the suit. The guard then “visually inspected [her] exposed genitalia and looked upon her vaginal area” until she was satisfied that the woman was indeed menstruating.
Guards told the woman the search was standard procedure, although the private company that runs…
View original post 246 more words