Over the past year, I watched as Suzy Cooke cozied up to the transgender types. At first I was a but puzzled, as Cooke was one of the staunchest advocates of separatism. But, Cooke got closer, and closer until it reached the point where it was clear that Cooke's position has shifted drastically.
Now, Cooke has really gone off the deep end... Cooke is clearly taking up the position of Blanchard, Bailey, and Lawrence. The same position taken by Paul McHugh and most of the rest who would oppress transsexuals.
Cooke has declared that transsexuals do not have "female brains." Even more puzzling, Cooke has declared the idea that we do to be "misogynistic." I'm not sure where that leaves the concept of "Women Born Transsexual," since the alternative is "men who choose to be transsexual."
This is a position that is taken by some transgender radicals who seem to know that they clearly don't have female brains, but who want to claim to be "just like transsexuals." It is, for example, the position of "Willow" Arune, and well-known net kook, who by the way, has become a major fan of Cooke. That also says a lot about what Cooke has turned into. The main cheerlead for Blanchard, Bailey, and Lawerence, who has made a career out of trashing successful transsexuals, is now cheering on Cooke.
The bottom line is, Cooke, who does not take criticism well, started taking positions that did not sit well with other transsexuals. We spoke up, and Cooke lashed out. From there, things went down hill. Cooke talks about unity, but what Cooke seems to actually mean is blind adherence to the law according to Cooke. If you don't agree with Cooke, then you are the enemy, to the point where those Cooke used to be allies with are now all the enemy. Cooke needs to take a look around and realize this.
I theorized earlier that Cooke seemed to want to unite everyone, with Cooke as the supreme leader. That is obviously the case. Sadly, right now, Cooke's might force seems to consist of a few hanger's on, including Mr. Arune. He will cozy up to anyone who will stroke his ego, and tell him he really is a transsexual in spite of his totally bizarre history. And Cooke, it appears, will accept anyone who blindly follows.
There was a time when Cooke was viewed by many as a major arbiter of who was, and was not, real. If Cooke accepted you as a "Woman Born Transsexual," you could feel secure in your identity. Yes, it was silly, but many fell into that trap. Now, Cooke seems to be struggling to maintain a slowly deteriorating grasp on a secure identity. And it is kind of sad to watch.