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Have a fabulous Sunday, everyone! Spread love, not Trump hate. <3

Date: 2017-07-16 06:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] xochiquetzl
Trans Snape isn't my primary reading of the character, but I'm perfectly happy to let people headcanon any way they like. I plan to play during Trans Snape week to support the people who do read him that way.

I've also read an excellent transman Snape headcanon.

Honestly, I'm less invested in Snape's gender than I am in BDSM Dom Snape, LOL.

Date: 2017-07-16 09:35 pm (UTC)
xochiquetzl: Dita with Cane (Cane)
From: [personal profile] xochiquetzl
LOL! I'm a flexible reader, but as a writer I'm fairly consistent. ;)

Date: 2017-07-16 08:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dreamingjewel64
I can't wait to read Transgender Snape fic.
I headcanon Genderfluid Snape sometimes.

Date: 2017-07-16 09:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] adafrog
I got 82% as well. Although a lot of the time I could use the picture as a clue. :)

Love the parent tweets.

Date: 2017-07-17 05:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] puking_pastilles
haha awww Neil deGrasse Tyson's is just a cinnamon roll, him and his entire family are so cute :3

Also those cats in kimonos are adorable, though I can't imagine it's very easy get a cat in a kimono and sit still while you do up the obi...

I read through a couple of comments on the Snape video and I think my opinion most aligns with this comment:
"I get that transgender people want more representation and someone to look up to, but to label him Trans because of his handwriting, clothing, and feminine attributes is part of what makes masculinity so toxic. If a man shows any feminine traits, they are labelled either gay or trans, same with women. If you feel like a woman that's fine, but things like this just confuse people further as to what being transgender is"

I'm all for people headcanoning Snape as trans (or whatever they find empowering), but I think trying to base your reasoning for that in the super flimsy few lines in the text that the video cites is a slippery slope into just conforming to really toxic ideas about the arbitrary divide between masculinity and femininity, especially when the signifiers the video claims people are using realllllly aren't signifiers that are actually tied to gender identity. (feminine handwriting? really? what does that even mean, except implying like, dotting all your i's with hearts? And on the other side, how are you going to define masculine handwriting? Replacing every b and d you draw with a penis in profile?)

So basically my position is.. yes! more trans Snape! That's awesome! But you should just own your trans Snape headcanon without trying to find a half assed justification for it in text that ends up reinforcing harmful gender stereotypes (e.g. Snape is trans cos he likes flowers).

(as an analogy, I see it the same as if someone wanted to envision Crabbe or Goyle as a black man; that's awesome if you're doing that because you just want to see more diversity in your own HP headcanon, and I don't think you have to have the text explicitly confirm your interpretation for that interpretation to be valid and meaningful to you. But on the flipside, if your justification for Crabbe/Goyle being a black man was "well they're just thugs" that is... way less awesome, and indicates a deeper problem where you views of characters are subconsciously (or consciously) informed by harmful stereotypes and portrayals of minority demographics)


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