I understand the objection to the screening procedures as violation of personal space/privacy. But I think the triggering factor that is now being overlooked by the media is that people do not want to be x-rayed every time they pay hundreds of dollars to get on a plane. That interferes with the right to "life" in the "life, liberty, and happiness" part. When the media plays-up a person who is bashful, the general public almost immediately forgets about the x-rays, making the xray machine walk-through much more desirable than the gate-rape (sorry DHS, please don't put me on list, just trying to make a literary point).
Assuming we abandon the xray machines due to health consequences, and because of the world we live in, the groping violation part should probably stay, but with common sense used prior to an actual feel-up. Profile. It makes sense. Sorry if the Muslim world is offended that they were singled out, but after all it is those of that religion that are at war with America. If a white guy is seen robbing a bank by a witness the cops don't fill half the line-up with black women. That would be stupid.