Now to the topic for this post.
Separatist is defined in the following way.
The Free Dictionary:
1. One who secedes or advocates separation, especially from an established church; a sectarian or separationist.
2. One who advocates disjunction of a group from a larger group or political unit: Basque separatists.
3. One who advocates cultural, ethnic, or racial separation.
I could go on and add multiple links to other definitions but they are all rather similar. So the question at hand is am I a separatist? The answer in simple terms is NO and the answer even in a complex argument is NO because having been born transsexual a long time ago I and many of my sisters and brothers were around a long time before that fruitcake Virginia prince coined the term transgender and long before these late transitioning men decided they needed to force transsexuals under their transgender banner to benefit their "trans" group.
Long before some of these self described activists decided to be "transgender" they were running around as the "Transsexual Menace" and groups of that ilk that were in your face and aggressively pushing their myopic view of what it meant to be born transsexual. Even then many of these people could not get past the fact they were born this way but were no longer this way after SRS except for the simple fact many of them made a mistake having SRS. Some used their positions to actually push the views of those attempting to marginalize us and that is exactly what is happening today with those pushing the transgender mantra.
I was never transgender because for a short time I was transsexual because I was born that way but gave up that crutch a very long time ago. One can only be a separatist if one actually ever "belonged to" and "accepted" the group as the controlling party for group communication. Maybe it is more of an old-timer thing but I certainly do not remember being "asked" if I wanted to join the transgender movement.
Forcing a group such as those born transsexual under the banner of transgender only benefits those who are transgender. This is a common tactic of those on the left to bring about a collective thought process that supposedly represents the group but almost always represents the views of the leaders and drowns out the voices of those forced to conform. This is what I see with the transgender crowd. If you disagree with their mantra you are transphobic.
It is symptomatic of the political climate in this country today. If you are not with me you are my enemy and this goes for both principle parties. It holds true for almost everything in life today. I am opposed to abortion but do not believe I have the right to tell another woman what she can do unless she has passed the no go zone and has entered the period of late abortion. That makes me kind of an enigma to many of my friends who are either vehemently pro-life or vehemently pro-choice.
I look at myself as being rather consistent in my views. I am opposed to Capital Punishment and abortion but abide by the laws currently in place but I consider my opinion consistent. Those that are pro-life and for Capital Punishment or pro-choice and against Capital Punishment have an inconsistent position. The pro life people are very inconsistent when one considers they fight against access for birth control and the day after pill.
The position that we are trans forever is also inconsistent and inappropriate for those born transsexual. It fits the transvestites and those that never want SRS but it certainly does not fit those of us that simply fixed our perceived birth defect and got on with our lives. It does not mean I have forgotten what I went through and how I made my life worthwhile because it will always be part of my past as is every human's childhood. Mine just had a few more nightmarish situations, some of which i fumbled horribly, that can either break you or move you forward. I was lucky there because I had a mom and two brothers that cared and then a boy but we all have those people in our lives at one time or another.
I completely agree that Autumn Sandeen will be "trans" forever and that is Autumn's right as it is my right to deny my inclusion under an umbrella term that is primarily aimed at supporting the rights of men, including their penis, to claim they are women just because they say they are and thus should have access to all women's spaces because they are self-defined as women. If you have a penis and are on your way to SRS then I welcome you into the world of girls and hope you learn to be a woman. If you want to keep your penis or have kept your penis and have no intention of offing it then you can call yourself whatever the heck you want but at best you are a "trans" woman or even a she-male or even a transvestite but you are not a girl nor are you a woman.
Sex is binary in 99+ percent of existence and those that are not are a combination of the two and those born intersex hopefully get to be the sex they want. Gender is illusory because one can change one's appearance on a daily basis and be whatever one wants and I actually support that within reason. Gender has always been fluid because it is a social construct but there has long been a movement to equate sex and gender and to blur the lines and they have been effective unfortunately. Sex and gender may be equivalent but they also may not unless of course you are transgender and Mark is playing Mary for the evening. Then of course we are all required to call Mark Mary and use female pronouns because he chooses to be female for the evening. Actually he chooses to be Mark in a dress with his alter ego name Mary and gender wise he may appear female but he is far from female. and is factually a man in a dress.
The transgender crowd have basically colonized us and forced us, or tried to, under their banner much like we did to the American Indian and has been done to other indigenous groups by "other" who claim they know better and for the betterment of the assimilated group. This of course was never what the assimilated group wanted. They wanted their independence and freedom because they did not and do not fit under the collective group. Those of us born transsexual were assimilated under the transgender umbrella against our will and of course the collective brands anyone that deviates from the collective mind a traitor or in our case a separatist. They conveniently forget we were never voluntarily part of their perverse little collective.
If anyone points out the inconsistencies or the blatant stupidity of some transgender concepts one is transphobic. Deny access to a man in a dress to women's spaces and you are transphobic. It is of course a teaching moment when we can teach our young that a man in a dress claiming to be female has both his rights as a man and your rights as a woman just because he says so. They protect their positions earned as men in Corporate America yet in their lives they walked over women and gained power denied women but now they demand to be accepted as women. I wonder how many of these "so-called" women would do it if they had to start over and could not keep their position gained as men? Ever notice how many suddenly are "women" after they retire? Loss of testosterone and the allure of the dress are the bane of many a transvestite.
These are a few of the people that push the transgender agenda and it is for selfish reasons. It lets them live their fantasy at the expense of others. I read a lot and some of what I read is just so funny it would make a great tv show but it is also so sad. I find it so humorous when the 6'-3" 230 pound man rents a hotel room so he can go out en femme and then turns around and writes how wonderful everyone was on his night out with his fellow "girls". They of course are wearing the age appropriate mini skirt with the massive boobs and that girlish figure and do not realize that 99.99% of mankind is not fucking with some 6'-3" 230 pound man regardless of how he is dressed. None of them care they are hurting their families and taking money away from their children's and their family future because they need to dress because it is the cloths that matter most. To a transsexual it is being the wrong sex that matters the most, case closed.
The transgender are looking for acceptance and they use the transsexuals under their umbrella to gain it. Does anyone honestly believe any transgender laws or ordinances would pass if you replaced transgender with its true meaning of transvestite? None is the right answer. That is why they needed to colonize those born transsexual and the worst part is they have co-opted most of those in the medical community serving those children born transsexual from Boston Children's to Los Angeles Children's by labeling them transgender when they know they are transsexual.
I do realize some transsexuals have fallen under the delusion they are transgender and do hope after SRS or even if they have had SRS they will realize the errors of their ways but it is their right as it is my right to be a contrarian because I am not a separatist because that would imply I ever allowed myself to be colonized. I did not.