Rachel's Posts

AI: Thanks a lot, Woody Allen

AI: Thanks a lot, Woody Allen

It will surprise precisely no one that I caught an opening night show of Captain America 2: The Winter Solder (which I loved a whole hell of a lot), but one thing in particular has stuck with me these past couple days: the relationship between Steve and Natasha. I don’t think it’s a spoiler to say that their friendship is pretty central to the film, but it’s explicitly a platonic... »

AI: Oh no you didn’t

A couple of weeks ago, I was out for drinks with a couple of my (straight, cis dude) friends in Andersonville, which is Chicago’s lesbian hamlet. I hadn’t seen one of them in a while, so I was filling him in on my love life, which currently exists in the person of an out and spectacularly outspoken trans woman. Who does porn. »

AI: (Kind of) New and (Hopefully) Improved!

AI: (Kind of) New and (Hopefully) Improved!

Regular readers may have noticed a pretty marked drought hereabouts lately–nostra maxima culpa, and we’re working on shaking things up a little bit so we can get some new stuff in the pipeline. To that end: What are some things you’d like to see from Queereka in the future? Are there any blogs, writers, events, or issues that you’d like to see get more coverage? The Afterno... »

Quickies: 11/27/2013

Quickies: 11/27/2013

Popehat has some meanderings on multiculturalism, specifically with regard to certain organizations in the UK accommodating visiting academics’ request for sex segregation at speaking engagements. Cannot possibly improve on this headline: Feminist Selfies Took Over Twitter And It Was Awesome. Just in time for bell-ringing season, a reminder that the Salvation Army is full of shit. I love Ste... »

Sunday School: I Love Modesty Trolls

Sunday School: I Love Modesty Trolls

I admit it freely: the Modesty Police crack me the fuck up. If you’ve never seen the appeal, yourself, I certainly understand (although you’re wrong). Exhibit A: this lady. On second thought, don’t click that. I will totally take one for the team. »

Quickies: 10/23/2013

Quickies: 10/23/2013

Eat your hearts out, Oklahoma-based assholes: gay marriage is allowed under tribal law and there’s nothing you can do about it. Unless, I guess, you’re part of the Arapaho or Cheyenne nations (and are an asshole). Whatever, this is great. Usually I’m not very happy to report on the LGBT-related political landscape in my city, but today is not one of those times. Best of luck to J... »

Quickies: 10/16/2013

Quickies: 10/16/2013

Popehat’s got a nice roundup about The Urban Scientist’s harassment by a Scientific American partner blog. Adrienne LaFrance has some handy scripts for what to do if you find yourself “stuck on an elevator with someone who loved that Sarah Lacy article.” She is much more patient than I am. Jackson Katz just released Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood, and American Culture. I ... »

Quickies 09/18/2013

Quickies 09/18/2013

I have no words. Seriously, I expect a hell of a lot better from one of the best art museums in the country. Black Girl Dangerous has a great interview with KOKUMO, a singer, filmmaker, and activist from Chicago. Her song “There Will Come a Day” is about a trans woman grappling with coming out to a man she’s dating, and it’s a) amazing, and b) free to download here. Oklahom... »

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