I am subscribed to a page on Facebook that is called "The Best of Tumblr," and it posts lots of funny screenshots of conversations from there. I don't use Tumblr myself but I liked the page because some of the posts are hilarious. Sometimes posts related to homosexuality are screenshotted and put on Facebook by the page, and people seem to find them funny and don't mind. But I see so much hate on any screenshots relating to transgendered people. Tumblr seems to have created a hateful trans community. Well... Trans, as in a mix of trans people and their allies. People in Facebook comments accuse this community within Tumblr of: • Posting their views of wishes for equality, while telling "cis white straight males" to "check their privilege" and saying hateful things towards anyone whom they consider privileged • Taking feminism to the extreme and completely switching the current situation around by worshipping women and also being misandronistic • Being a bunch of white, straight, cis girls berating white, straight, cis men • Taking labels way too far and creating gender/sexuality labels that shouldn't even exist • Not really being transgendered, but wanting to be special and have their own little label (Only the first, fourth, and fifth really relate to trans people, my reason for the thread, but I felt like sharing the other things they are accused of.) And, in response to these pictures that the page is posting, the majority of the people point out the things they accuse the Tumblr trans community of doing and also say invalidating things about trans people, such as "There is no difference between sex and gender," and "Being transgender isn't real." The problem is, these pictures are most likely the only exposure to trans-anything that the ignorant folk in the comments ever get; and their first impression of the trans community of the real world is this group on a social media site that seems to want to do good and raise awareness for the minorities or the oppressed, but is instead is going for the extreme rather than the balance. And because of this, a lot of people are seeing the REAL trans community as such a negative thing: a bunch of close-minded, overly defensive people that say they want equality but instead go to the extreme. There's probably a lot more on the subject I could add but I can't think of anything else right now. What do you think? Is Tumblr staining the trans image?