An Inclusive Litany

3/20/02

University of Toronto professor Steve Mann filed a $1 million lawsuit against Air Canada for subjecting him to an extensive search when he tried to board a plane "wearing his computerized glasses, headgear and electronic body suit," according to the National Post.

Mann alleges he was so traumatized by the incident that he had to check himself into a hospital upon landing. Furthermore, his lawsuit alleges the airline discriminated against him because he is a cyborg. "I know there are a lot of people out there who will read this and say 'This doesn't affect me, I'm not a cyborg,' " said Mann, "But the way I was treated by Air Canada, it could happen to anyone."

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