separatism and neo-primitivism come from really similar places and both make the same fundamental mistakes that mean they’re never ever going to work
back-to-the-earth retreatism and, to pick a completely random example, trans-woman separatism both assume that there is an outside to power and that you can just leave it so long as you can police a community into ideological purity. so anarcho-primitivist groups set up rural communes and baeddels form insular online communities, both premised on not participating with ‘modernity’/ people not subject to transmisogyny - because both of these groups assume that there is an outside to capitalism/ gender and they can go there.
the problem is that capitalism and gender are both totalising processes whose only limitations are internal - for capital, the limitation is that of productive output; for gender, the limitation is the coherent gendering of subjects.
neither strategy successfully engages with the process it’s intended to address. primitivism doesn’t engage capitalisation at all - if your radical praxis mirrors that of the Amish your revolution is never, ever coming, sorry.
likewise, baeddel-style separatism is premised on the idea that ‘trans woman’ is a revolutionary subjectivity to occupy as an individual, never recognising that subjectivities are precisely the product that gender as a system perpetuates itself by producing. trans womanhood isn’t revolutionary - trans womanhood is a component of gender as a system and it has a productive role in perpetuating that system.
trying to end gendered violence without ending gender as a system is never gonna work