Ok so this whole Anderson Cooper thing really has bothered me and I just could not sit idly by and keep my mouth shut, so I went to Mandi McKee's web site and left her an email expressing how I feel. I feel I should share this letter with all of my ladies here at Pink because I believe it sums up how we all feel about this situation. So here it goes!
I don't know where to start! I guess I can start by saying that a drug does not make you transgendered, I was 8 years old when I had the first feeling that there was something different about me. You just don't take a pill and one day wake up and say I want to be a woman, I don't think you realize the potential damage you are causing to the credibility of all trans folk who are genuinely afflicted from birth. Going on a nationally syndicated show and claiming what you have claimed is setting our fight for equality back 10 years because just when the average citizen was just starting to believe that this potentially is something a person is born with now thinks that any average Joe can be a trans by taking a little pill. If you are trans then just admit you are trans and stop hiding behind a pill and stating that you are going to sue the makers of the drug, I have no one to sue and the thought never crossed my mind. You seem like an opportunist that is taking advantage of your situation by crying out poor me, claim responsibility for your own actions and live like every other trans has in the past by dealing with coming out. Coming out to your friends, family with the risk of losing it all, I have and so has thousands of other trans. Propecia may have triggered some deep rooted feelings you have never gotten in touch with by increasing your estrogen levels but if you say you are a trans it is not because of this medication, it is because you always were and it just nudged you in that direction. If you have any morals whatsoever then you will come clean, if not then you will go down in infamy as the trans who single handedly slapped each and every trans in our faces and will never get any of our support. We are all sisters and we look out for each other because of our similarities , but you are putting yourself In your own category and isolating yourself. Just remember its a lonely world and its even more lonely without anyone standing behind you! Just saying!
Now I may be just a member of Pink but I firmly believe that we all have the same feelings inside about this and she deserves to be called out on this. It's like the stupid people who sue McDonald's for their coffee being hot, really! It states all the possible side effects so for her to have the audacity to threaten with a suit makes her no better than the stupid people who can't read labels!
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