"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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Which monster wreaks havoc on your state?

I went from the land of the Poop Monster to the Cardiff Giant, an improvement I think.

Wait, WI has the Beast of Bray Road!? I have not heard of this! I thought ours was the Hodag!

While Rhinelander’s Hodag is more famous than the Beast of Bray Road, the Hodag was known to be a hoax almost immediately (and the legend stuck around because it was fun). The Beast of Bray Road (Wisconsin’s Werewolf) has remained an unresolved legend.

I only just now learned what the Beast of Busco was. 

It was a snapping turtle. 

We are not a clever people.

My favorite Indiana cryptid is the Crawfordsville Monster… which turned out to be a flock of birds.

We are a simple people with simple fears. 

Side note: I need to write that into a thing. 

Witches are not and have never been “monsters.”

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girlwhowasonfire:

Petition to ban old men from writing books just because they don’t know how to use an iPhone

Petition to have the youth in this country to actually educate themselves instead of spitting out some bullshit they read on some shitty post on facebook that’s untrue, and continues to spread like wildfire.

In 2012, young adults set the record of completing both high school and college and are on course to become the most educated generation in American history. Maybe you should follow the example of ‘the youth in this country’ and do the same.

thrillboswaggins:

girlwhowasonfire:

shitangiggle:

girlwhowasonfire:

Petition to ban old men from writing books just because they don’t know how to use an iPhone

Petition to have the youth in this country to actually educate themselves instead of spitting out some bullshit they read on some shitty post on facebook that’s untrue, and continues to spread like wildfire.

In 2012, young adults set the record of completing both high school and college and are on course to become the most educated generation in American history. Maybe you should follow the example of ‘the youth in this country’ and do the same.

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I’m so thankful I had a childhood before technology took over

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This is maybe the best joke

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go to google translate. type a sentence in english and translate it to a language of your choice. translate it again to another language. translate it again. and again. and again. translate it 6 more times. then once more….

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*aggressively fangirls Brock Holt*

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BROCK STAR 4 LYFE

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Help me with my cat?

aardwolven:

Hi guys. I know this is a longshot, but I need some help, and I thought maybe someone could help me.

I have a cat, her name is Tasha. I named her after Black Widow, because Avengers had just come out and she was both all black and did a lot of parkour when she was a kitten. I got her during my rough pregnancy when I couldn’t walk, and having her around really got me through it. We are both extremely attached to each other.

A couple weeks ago I found out my wife was having an affair, and I have to move back home with my toddler to North Carolina, to live with family. My family has been really hesitant at me keeping her, especially if she’s an indoor only cat, which she’s been her whole life, and I feel that being outdoors isn’t safe for cats, or the native wildlife. Also, if they changed their mind once I’m down there, all shelters in the area are kill shelters, so I refuse to take that chance.

My (soon to be ex)wife has offered to keep her until I have my own place, but she doesn’t take good care of her- when she has to do it on her own, she doesn’t really change the litter, forgets to feed her, will go days without refreshing her water. I don’t feel it’s right to leave Tash with her just because I don’t want to give her up.

It’s a long shot, but is there anyone in the Boston area, or Massachusetts/NH border who can foster a cat for a while? We’d have to work out if it’d be possible with the specifics of the whole thing, but I’m just desperate to see if I can find someone to watch her until I can get settled. She’s spayed, and I can pay for her food and litter costs.

If worst comes to worst, we have a great shelter here and I know she’ll be placed in no time, but I just don’t want to give her up, especially since we’re so attached to each other.

Thanks, and if you can reblog this around, that would be really helpful. 

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Marvel Studios has gotten into this habit of releasing “character posters” in the lead-up to the release of a new film. Each poster highlights a specific character in the movie, to familiarize them to the general public, and to excite and titillate the fanboys like me who eat up every single…