As for the strip search, I don't even find it understandable, I find it outrageous.
Utterly agrees. I don't have children... but if I did, and that was done to one of my children in school, I would be very hard pressed not get physically violent over someone violating my child like that.
As to the stupidity regarding Janet Jackson's nipple... I don't even know where to start on that. For God's sake, it's just a fucking nipple, get over it. I think I was 8 the first time I saw a bared breast on TV... which would have been around 1980. This was on a PBS station, which showed a number of programs from the BBC. So, it was probably on Masterpiece Theatre or something like that. It's not uncommon on British TV, and in Europe in general...
I was not much older when I saw a show that was about breast surgery on PBS. That... was kind of disturbing to me at 12 yrs old, watching as a woman's breast was cut open with a scalpal, and then later stitched back up. Nevertheless, with the prevelence of breasts that can still be seen today on PBS stations, basic cable stations, soft core porn on pay cable stations, pay per view hard core porn on cable, the non-stop flow of half dressed Hollywood celebrities with their breasts and nipples showing (or crotch for that matter), the unending flow of half dressed women at fashion shows (ever watched the Paris fashion shows on E! - more boobs then you shake a stick at), topless and/or nude beaches, museums filled with nude statuary/paintings, churchs filled with the same (Sistine Chapel anyone?), and the internet (the internet's for porn afterall), who gives a fuck if Janet Jackson's nipple got aired on TV? The FCC needs to wake the fuck up, and realize that nudity - always been here, always will be, the boob's out of the bag, now shut up, and worry about something that might actually be relevent.
Or shall we continue to believe that it's ok for men to walk around with thier nipples showing, but for it to be illegal for women to do the same? Sexist much?