For one thing, "Cristan" Williams, a leading kook among the more extreme faction of the gender fascists has given his imprimatur to Cooke, saying that "Suzan Cooke Nails It" and singing her praises because he claims that Cooke has begun adopting some of his rather odd views of trans-history. He seems very determined to hide the embarrassment that was wrought upon his kind by Arnold Lowman, better known as Charles "Virginia" Prince. Oh well, now he is claiming Cooke as something of a covert. Perhaps she is.... But he mainly is delighted that she seems to share his obsession with being "transgressive." He cannot stand the idea that anyone would actually transition and then get on with a normal life. He tries to force transgression on others, much as Cooke is coming around to doing. I believe they come at this from different directions, but the result is the same...
Personally, I wish that those who are caught up in the pretend world of gender transgression would just leave the rest of us be, but they don't seem capable of that. And now, Cooke is starting to spread some false claims...
In a recent post Cooke claims:
Transsexuals have the HBS/Classic Transsexuals who tried to take over the label Women Born Transsexual, but were rebuffed from that action back when the meme represented a mailing list and not a blog. They managed to pollute the meme because some people insisted on associating WBT with the HBS/Classic Transsexuals set, even though we opposed the transphobia and homophobia as well as the right wing rhetoric that is the stock and trade of the HBS/CT set.Actually, the HBS group that I was part of (there were at least two) had no desire to be linked with the label "Women Born Transsexual," which we largely considered a rather silly attempt to sound like the even sillier "Womyn Born Women" meme of Lesbian Separatists. Now, after my surgery, I joined Cooke's mailing list, where I made the unforgivable faux pas of actually having an idea that Cooke hadn't thought up first. If one expressed a view that Cooke disapproved of, and then actually defended that view, you were seen as a "threat" and attacked. In my case, it was repeating a suggestion a friend of mine had once made that transsexuals should hire someone, a non-transsexual woman, to serve as a spokesperson. Cooke went postal over the idea, and when I defended it, well things got nasty. Tina, Cooke's partner, decided I was a threat, and well even though I actually went so far as to apologize, I was kicked out of the group.
When I started this blog I was denounced for being supported by Andrea James by people Andrea James had exposed as trolls and frauds. I was denounced for supporting the efforts of Andrea James and Calpernia Addams.
I made it clear from the start that I did not like the HBS movement, particularly since it was originally and quite appropriately titled the “BS Movement.”
I thought Cooke had mellowed and matured from here rather silly behavior back on Usenet, but no...she was moving back towards behaving like a bad caricature of a Sixties radical. This, of course, is the Cooke we all know and well, have a good laugh at. I really can't take here all that serious any more. Some still buy the idea that Cooke has some standing as an elder in the tribe, but actually, she is just a very insecure person trying to be somebody. Oh well, Cooke has a few followers who tremble in fear of her disapproval.
And for the record, it was Cooke who tried to link to HBS, not the other way around. She linked WBT with HBS on her blog until she realized that we were not going to march in lockstep with here silliness on certain points of view. And there was an early suggestion that the term be "Benjamin Syndrome" until it was discovered that this was already used for another condition involving mental retardation. It was never referred to as "BS."