Old-fashioned transvestites had the virtue of celebrating femininity – albeit an over-the-top movie star conception. This can be contrasted with the self-hatred and misogyny that many feminists evince, to the point of insisting that actresses be called “actors.” Many feminists insist that adjectives associated with men and masculinity are positive, those associated with women, negative. The old-fashioned transvestite at least paid homage to the feminine genius.
The modern version of transvestitism has turned into a scapegoating lynch mob with a tyranny of the minority making up constantly changing rules about how they are to be addressed, how we are to think of them, etc.. A man in women’s clothing is one thing. A man who insists that he is a woman is quite another.