Dumbledore’s indisputably homosexual — J.K. Rowling confirmed it a long time in the past. However is Snape transgender?
Some Harry Potter nerds think so. The Tumblr Snapeloveposts is so devoted to the idea that it’s hosting its 3rd Trans Snape Week in August, where enthusiasts will post “depictions and interpretations of Severus Snape as seen through a trans-friendly lens.”
“throughout the Harry Potter fandom on Tumblr there’s a slowly rising group of individuals who imagine Snape was trans, or choose to explore this possibility,” Tumblr user Ensnapingthesenses, a 26-year-antique trans guy from Spain, tells Extensively.
“We see ourselves mirrored in the sort of complex, interesting and polarizing figure — which we don’t frequently get to do, as transgender lovers.”
In development a case for Snape as a trans woman, students aspect to the potion professor’s disdain for “foolish wand-waving,” which writer Racheline Maltese describes as “a rejection of masculinity, especially in light of the numerous moments of phallic humor wands supply us within the collection.”
Tumblr customers additionally be aware how Snape has been bullied for having female characteristics.
“i think like, even closeted, Snape suffered from the prejudices of those round her,” Ensnapingthesenses says. “And i believe that every one those incidents make much more experience whenever you see them on this light.”
Lovers further argue that the professor’s sophisticated courting with Harry ultimately portrays Snape because the hero’s surrogate mother.
“Harry and Snape’s dating rings a bell in my memory extra of the interactions among a teenage girl and her mother, where both have anger-management issues because they literally replicate it from each other,’ Ensnapingthesenses tells Extensively.