One of the latest twists from the transgender crowd is to label those who identify with the term "Harry Benjamin Syndrome," who do now wish to be labeled as "transgender," or who generally disagree with the idea that one is a woman (or a man) simply and solely because one says so, as "Gender Fundamentalists." Okay, then I think it would be perfectly fair to henceforth label those transgender activists who insist on trying to force their views on us as "Gender Fascists."
That i certainly how some of them act. If you are not willing to march lockstep to their drumbeat of transgender ideology, at the very least they will insult and belittle you. At worst, they will do whatever they can to silence you. If they can find out sufficient information, they will actually go as far as harrassing people, including outing them, or trying to cause problems for them in other ways.
Sometimes, the Gender Fascists can become downright silly. They post statements to the effect that those who wish to decline to be referred to as "transgender" are "delusional," or "only fooling themselves," but then at the same time, they say that they are not trying to force anyone to adopt that term.
Now some might, quite naively, ask why it matters? After all, aren't these activists just striving to win rights for people? Isn't there strength in numbers? Some will say, "If we don't hang together, we will all hang separately..." Others will say, "United we stand, divided we fall." But this misses the simple fact that you cannot have unity if you are forcing a label on people against their will. And, at least for those with HBS, unity is counter-productive. The rights that we need are NOT the same rights that are needed by people who are transgender.