Courts, it seems, are obsessed with strip searches. In the conservative Fifth Circuit, misdemeanor arrestees may not be strip searched without reasonable suspicion. (More here.)
This is a weird issue for me. I understand the "inherent dignity" of mankind arguments. Yet I showered in a locker room since Junior High. What's the big deal about someone strip searching you?
During Basic Training, I was strip searched for contraband. Most of the guys there (all-male Basic Training) were high school athletes. None of us thought it bizarre.
Wins for the Fourth Amendment are so rare, that I shouldn't take a contrarian view. Take your wins where you can.
Probably the answer is in culture. If a woman takes her top off in public, people freak. People in the United States are uncomfortable with a woman breast feeding. Thus, there's something "special" about being naked.
Intellectually, I see the point. I don't agree with the arguments, however.