Undefined
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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dajo42:

"tea is just leaf water!" "yeah well coffee is just bean water!" wow, it’s. it’s like everything is made of things. this door is just wood rectangle. this poster is just ink paper. this lemonade is just lemon water. wow, it’s like you can combine ingredients to make things that are more enjoyable than the initial parts of the equation. sure is a magical world we live in

mtv:

congrats to the first-ever tumblr best fandom forever winner, harry potter! potterheads crushed it. 
see the winner in action on the mtvu fandom awards this sunday, july 27 at 8/7c on mtv. hint: it might involve someone whose name rhymes with “songbottom.”

mtv:

congrats to the first-ever tumblr best fandom forever winner, harry potter! potterheads crushed it. 

see the winner in action on the mtvu fandom awards this sunday, july 27 at 8/7c on mtv. hint: it might involve someone whose name rhymes with “songbottom.”

Would you hire me? I’d hire me. I’d hire me hard.

Would you hire me? I’d hire me. I’d hire me hard.

(via sundayinthecell, jacob)
humansofnewyork:

"You’re taking my picture!"

humansofnewyork:

"You’re taking my picture!"

civilizedtricycle:

damnsmartblueboxes:

parteira:

moniquill:

nethilia:

littlemissmichigan:

wavy-crockett:

I won’t ever trust anyone again..

NOOOOOOO

y’all motherfuckers need jesus

This is almost as evil as the wasabi avocado. Almost.

i cannot believe what i just saw.

Eat it one piece at a time and it might be fun.


My mom did this at my graduation party…. People were outraged

civilizedtricycle:

damnsmartblueboxes:

parteira:

moniquill:

nethilia:

littlemissmichigan:

wavy-crockett:

I won’t ever trust anyone again..

NOOOOOOO

y’all motherfuckers need jesus

This is almost as evil as the wasabi avocado. Almost.

i cannot believe what i just saw.

Eat it one piece at a time and it might be fun.

My mom did this at my graduation party…. People were outraged

veruca-assault:

ms-kawesome:

The next time a man starts yelling at you, cut him off and tell him you just can’t talk to him when he’s being so emotional.

I have done this and can confirm that is a LOT of fun to watch them implode afterward.

Grrrr.

Up in the middle of the night to yank the dog out from under the headboard, where she insists on hiding every time there is thunder, despite the fact that we have them blocked off as best as we can. I think I need some cinder blocks. Now I’m wide awake.

On the bright side, I fixed my car last night! I had an ignition coil go out, and the shop quoted me 450 dollars to fix. I did it for 150, and that includes the parts and the fact that I had to buy a new socket set to change my spark plugs while I had them handy. So now I have a beautifully well behaved car and a lovely set of deep well impact sockets.