Why we are protesting (one reason) “Ticked Off Trannies With Knives”

I was watching this TO*WK trailer and was actually enjoying the acting UNTILL one of the characters commiserating with another about her facial injures sustained during a beating suggested humorously that she should ‘put a piece of meat on her eye’. This was a obvious sexual innuendo suggesting her pain would be alleviated and guilt assuaged if a penis and scrotum were resting on her face.

VIOLENCE against transgender woman OR any woman is NOT funny. It is odious to even suggest that rape is warranted, pleasurable or desired by the victim.

And BTW, transgender woman do NOT need to trick men into desiring us by “putting duct tape in all the right places.” Those of us who are attracted to men present ourselves honestly and forthright. As all of who live 24/7/365 days a year authentically know, to do otherwise invites horrific violence and even death.

To save maybe (one) life. Those who are yet to transition must be spared this pain. It is unreasonable to expect our effort to expose this horrible movie will completely change the world but to not even try would be unimaginable.

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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.

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7 Responses to Why we are protesting (one reason) “Ticked Off Trannies With Knives”

  1. Winwin May 6, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    As a hate crime survivor, I saw nothing wrong with that clip and the presentation of the subject. Period. Sorry, Kelli, I disagree with you.

  2. Kelli Anne Busey May 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Yes I know. Ive seen your opinions else where.

  3. Lars May 8, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    ‘Put a piece of meat on it,’ was indeed a double entendre. It referred in a humorous way to the practice of putting a cold piece of meat on a bruise to reduce swelling, as well as enjoying a man’s genitals.

    Are you saying there is something wrong with a woman enjoying a man’s genitals? Of course there was no intention to imply that a dick on her face would assuage Bubble’s feelings about being raped. It was a joke amongst friends who obviously care about one another to lighten the mood and try and brighten her spirits. You should look at the context and source of the jokes before condemning them. And by source I mean Emma’s character, not Israel’s script.

  4. RevlonRobyn May 8, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    At some point in each one’s lives, each will come to that point where marginalization is no longer fun. Whether it be sexual innuendo, perojatives or hate in the form of violence, one will finally see that acceptance of these ideals, only provide a false sense of security. While each person’s opinion should be respected as valid, the hate as accepted, is a poor inheritance to pass to our youth.

  5. willam May 8, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    there was no fooling anyone. there was duct tape so all the furniture down in the basement stays nice and feng shui’d.
    you do know that the lead is kidnapped when she rebuffs the advances of a would-be suitor. it’s only after he begins to assault her that he discovers her T.
    i’m not looking to combat you. I’m just hoping to give you basic facts when you have them WRONG (about the movie, not your life/my life)

  6. phd in yogurtry May 10, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    “Those of us who are attracted to men present ourselves honestly and forthright.” Bears repeating. The unfortunate bigoted view is what prevails in the mainstream, unfortunately. And thanks for the anti-violence message.

  7. Coletta Allison May 15, 2010 at 12:58 am

    I think this whole thing is about anti-violence. I’m a survivor of domestic violence who spent 4 days in ICU. But I have got past the pain of betrayal by my lover and a system that was not sympathetic to it. I’m also a trans woman who loves and still dates men… Do I feel safe? Not always and this movie is very upsetting for me. I don’t want to become so cold hearted and dead inside that movies like this become ok in my heart and soul. Once that happens you become like the ones who did you harm.