Cooke asserts that:
Perhaps Autumn Sandeen enlisted thinking that doing so might make a man out of her and cure her of transsexualism or transgenderism. Of course TS or TG doesn’t work that way and isn’t cured that way.No, Mr. Sandeen enlisted, period. At the time I doubt he ever had a thought about being transsexual, transgender, or anything else. He was just a man, looking for a career. How can I be so sure? Because he served long enough to retire with a full pension. Sandeen likes to brag about his long, very successful career in the Navy.
True transsexuals don't have long successful careers as men. They either transition early, or they live very miserable, and troubled lives until they do transition. Cooke should know this, especially given all that we have heard about how she transitioned early. Of course, I guess that is a bit difficult for Cooke to deal with since, as I understand it, her partner was a late transitioner. Perhaps she was one of those who decided to transition after living happily as a man for years.
No, Sandeen remains a classic example of the worst of the transgender movement. He is a man, who has every desire to keep a strong attachment to his history as a man, but who wants to play at being a woman. He really should just to stick to what he is good at, and stop trying to be something he clearly is not.