Posted to the CBS comments page
RE: Transgender skit on the Letterman show.
I'm a transwoman. The skit in question reinforces the idea that transwomen deceive and trick heterosexual males into having sex with someone who is 'really a man'. And being 'deceivers' transwomen bring violence and death upon themselves. The "I was deceived" trans-panic defence has been used in every trial of a murdered transwoman, most recently by Allen Ray Andrade for the murder of transwoman Angie Zapata in Greeley CO. Last night's 'skit' only perpetuated the idea of transwoman as sick, mentally unstable, predatory, and deserving of elimination. More than an on-air apology by David Letterman is required here. The producers of this show, and CBS would do well to book prominent transwomen such as Ms. Simpson, Professor Lynn Conway, Dr. Marci Bowers, Col Diane Schroer, and others as featured guests on the show.