Cover Photo: A film still of the character Sarah Connor from the Terminator films. She is wearing an all-black outfit and sunglasses and holding a rifle and smoking a cigarette in the desert.
Promotional still via Orion Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Save the World, Abort the Future: ‘Terminator’ and Trans Bodies After Roe v. Wade

When I think about queer masculine pregnancy and parenting, I think about Sarah Connor in ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day.’

I guess I need to talk to my partnerRoe v. Wade

I’m not sure

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Nino McQuown [] is a writer, artist, performer, and podcaster. They co-host the podcast Queers at the End of the World [], where queer and trans artists, scientists, activists, and scholars (re)imagine apocalypses and utopias, old and new. Find their poems, comics, and essays published with Electric Literature, The Kenyon Review Online, Hotel Amerika, Barrelhouse, and Cimarron Review. They have a doctorate of philosophy in English, an MFA in poetry, and food on their shirt. Find them, often, in their basement, gazing in wonder on their thousands of pet worms.