Mistaking Access for Permission (QR 039)

July 5, 2022

The world’s a heavy place right now, so after pleasantries about puppies and tattoos, Kris and Tara sit down to talk about the devastating attack on reproductive rights that is the repeal of Roe vs. Wade. There’s no jokes about this, it just sucks.

Know what else is unacceptable? Sexual harassment of authors. Instead of questions this week, Kris and Tara bring on popular lesfic author, Jae, and Sarah Wendell from Smart Bitches Trashy Books to talk about some all-too-prevalent problem behaviours that authors face, ranging from inappropriate emails to straight-up stalking.

Then, of course, Kris and Tara share their recommendations as always. It might seem trivial in light of everything happening right now, but connecting people with queer media and creators is more crucial than ever. Seeing ourselves in the world is vital to begin changing it — and it fucking needs changing.

No Ko-fi link today, friends. Please donate to the National Network of Abortion Funds instead.

Transcript coming soon

Official Recommendations

This week, Kris brings us Transhood, a documentary from 2020. Transhood follows four children through their coming-of-age journeys over five years.

Tara brings us a few different pieces of media that tell Tig Notaro’s story. Tara starts with Tig’s groundbreaking album Live, then recommends her documentary, Tig, her autobiography I’m Just a Person, and the show One Mississippi. Tig’s health struggles, trauma, recovery and success are expressed beautifully in each, ensuring there’s at least one way you can take in her story, no matter your media consumption preferences.

Works/People Discussed

  • Jae’s post about stalking and harassment 
  • Queer as Folk (Peacock)
  • Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
  • The Last Lavender Sister by Melissa Brayden
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars, Season Seven
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
  • Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend (Netflix)
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