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.’”

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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This makes me laugh every time I see it.

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”’I’m really not a cat person”’

but their feeT LOOK LIKE BEANS

THEIR. FEET. LOOK. LIKE. BEANS.

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Studies have shown that children that excel at lying tend to become successful adults.
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did-you-kno:

Studies have shown that children that excel at lying tend to become successful adults.

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johnegbertt:

some questions from my GIANT ASS LIST of Harry Potter questions

i would really like to see this whole list please

heres the most of it then

I’m gonna try to answer as many of these as I can, cuz I love being a wanker for HP lore.

  • I think JK was modeling Voldemort’s look after something akin to The Picture of Dorian Gray, where the image of him became more ugly and deformed the more of an asshole he was. In a similar way, the more evil Voldemort committed, the more he slipped into the uncanny valley.
  • There’s a specific time you need to be in your House’s area, but you can stay in the common room all night and nothing bad will happen to you. It’s just ill-advised since, you know, children need sleep in order to function and I can’t imagine the chairs in the common room are that comfortable to sleep in.
  • Mr. Weasley’s car didn’t work around the anti-tech barrier because it was magic. Remember? It shorted out shortly after crossing the border and then it got whomped.
  • I’m pretty sure someone’s invented a leg-shaving charm
  • Because there are almost no canon black characters in the book. Most of the characters who are given descriptions are described as more likely than not being white.
  • Depends on who catches you. If it’s a teacher who’s not Snape, they’ll probably help you get back in. If it is Snape, he’ll be an ass and leave you there. If it’s Filch he’ll be a royal douchebag and haul you off to be punished.
  • Because he needed to use it on Slughorn and then he gave it to Ron Hermione and Ginny and there was none left. Plus it’s really difficult to make more.
  • Because, as Hermione so eloquently put it, Ron has the emotional depth of a teaspoon.
  • I think someone said the passing periods are like ten minutes.
  • Pretty sure if you ask them to make you anything in the world if they know how to make it they will.
  • No. The stairs are a defense mechanism to prevent boys from going up.
  • People hate Mrs. Norris because her presence is a signal that Filch is closeby and nobody likes being caught by Filch especially when they haven’t actually done anything wrong.
  • Because everyone thought Voldemort was dead and no magic can reawaken the dead.
  • Grades are more or less the same way they are in the Muggle world, competency, effort and did you meet the requirements.
  • Anyone is allowed in any House’s dorm if they know the means of entry. It’s why Ron and Harry were allowed into Slytherin during the Polyjuice bit in CoS, it’s how Sirius got into Gryffindor in PoA, and it’s how McGonagoll got Harry into Ravenclaw in DH.
  • Hair color (like the clothes and eye color questions) can be changed on a surface level. You need to be a metamorph to change the molecular composition causing the color but anyone can change what color people perceive their hair to be.
  • Animagus training is heavily rooted in Transfiguration, but if three kids can pull it off without telling Lupin I guess anyone can.
  • I’m sure some moron has tried engorging their dick.
  • The Weasleys probably got special permission for Percy and later Ron to take Scabbers since they couldn’t afford the standard pets.
  • You can charm sewing needles to move on their own, yes.
  • Pretty sure magic doesn’t work on degenerative health issues, so no eyesight can’t be fixed.
  • Mermaids aren’t technically an animal, they’re an entirely different race of humanoids, so no you can’t Animagus yourself mermaid. You can temporarily Transfigure or Polyjuice yourself into one though.
  • Because Horcruxes require the use of the Avada Kedavra curse in order to create. So if he had used some other method it wouldn’t have created a Horcrux.

Any more questions you can throw at me?

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lets tell scary stories (puts flashlight under face and whispers) heteronormativity

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snapchats from agent maria hill

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Do twins have the same sized dick?

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Both reactions work

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okamidensetsu:

Pokemon X Nanoblock - Gangar (Gengar)

Excuse me I need this

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royonfire:

I present to you a puppy eating watermelon.

I can’t stop thinking about this

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