Quote 28 Jul
Johnnie Phelps, a woman sergeant in the army, thought, “There was a tolerance for lesbianism if they needed you. The battalion I was in was probably about ninety-seven percent lesbian.”
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’”
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The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)

Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8

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Video 28 Jul

ca-tsuka:

Stills from “108 Rois Démons" trailer. French mixed media feature film by Pascal Morelli (using actors’ bodies + animated CG faces).

Text 28 Jul

corporalcarp:

when you say that you’re going to bed but then you see a thing you want to reblog

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glutenfreewaffles:

Do you ever have suCH A GOOD FAN FICTION IDEA

AND THEN

YOU CAN’T FUCKING WRITE IT BECAUSE THIS IDEA IS SO GOOD IT DESERVES AT LEAST 65,293 WORDS AND YOU KNOW YOU CAN’T GIVE IT THAT. 

Photo 28 Jul bullshittttttttttt:

My dad is literally the only person who will say this when I’m sick

bullshittttttttttt:

My dad is literally the only person who will say this when I’m sick

Photo 28 Jul night-catches-us:

onehalfhipster:

One of my absolute favorite Malcolm X quotes

The Malcom X they don’t show you. 

night-catches-us:

onehalfhipster:

One of my absolute favorite Malcolm X quotes

The Malcom X they don’t show you. 

Video 28 Jul
Video 28 Jul

crofesima:

anime directed by Masaaki Yuasa (湯浅政明)

• Mind Game (2004) • Kemonozume (2006) • Kaiba (2008) •
• Tatami Galaxy (2010) • Kick-Heart (2012) • Ping Pong (2014) •
Photo 28 Jul did-you-kno:

Researches have found that cats can recognize their owner’s voice yet haven’t found out why cats don’t care what their owner’s have to say.
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did-you-kno:

Researches have found that cats can recognize their owner’s voice yet haven’t found out why cats don’t care what their owner’s have to say.

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