Transgender has increasingly become about things like gender deconstruction. Now, as a transsexual, I see the very idea of gender deconstruction as basically an attack on the reality of my condition. It simply does not fit with my experiences. I do not share the political and social ideology that has brought some to that point of view, and to be quite blunt, I think it is pure crap. So, why would I remotely wish to be subsumed into such a movement? And yet, this is exactly what the gender fascists demand that I must accept. Their view is, you are transgender because, well, because we say you are transgender.
The problem, again, is transgender is not an objective concept. It is an identity. For example a person might be a certain race (an objective fact) they might also identify with a specific culture associated with that race (highly subjective). Transsexualism is a medical condition, an objective fact. Transgender is an identify, which is subjective. A person can be a transsexual and identify as transgender. But a person is not automatically transgender, just because they are a transsexual.
Of course, this is highly objectionable to people like Mr. WIlliams, and Mr. Sandeen. They cannot abide the idea that someone who is transsexual (something neither actually is) might not accept the label of transgender. They are both at odds with society as a whole, engaging in a sort of bizarre gender rebellion, that they expect others to join. The rather odd thing is, it is apparent that they do not even realize just how totally obnoxious and distasteful they are to a lot of people. Nor do I think they care.
No, in spite of what Mr. Williams' wishes to claim, the movement to separate transsexualism from transgender continues, and is, perhaps, stronger than ever.