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
This makes me laugh every time I see it.
#don’t be fooled by this set
#these motherfuckers barely kiss through the entire series
#each kiss was a cosmical alignment
Kids these days, you don’t know what SLOW BURN is until you’ve gone through 9 years of X-Files!
Seriously, this makes it look like it was all kissing, all the time; like Chris Carter was there on Day 1 going “THIS IS A ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP.” Lemme tell ya, I think CC is still a bit irritated that the romance got away from him. I mean, yeah, he (and his team) made it happen, but his denial of pretty much everything relationship-wise was epic, and it was always kind of grudging.* Top kiss? Mulder is possibly hallucinating/possibly in an alternate universe; that is, it’s not his Scully (also, she slaps him). Next down? New Year’s, season SEVEN. Next four? Post-series movies. Second from the bottom, the very end of season eight. AFTER there was a baby of dubious parentage. SEASON EIGHT. Bottom? First XF movie, and she was stung by a bee in the cut that made the movie - no kiss.
(We were called “shippers” because “relationshippers” were the opposite of “noromos” (no romance-ers), who seemed to think that a relationship would ruin the integrity of the show. There truly is nothing new under the sun.)
#I’m going to hang up my old lady hat now#but#seriously#I keep seeing#’it would be canon already if it was het!!’#and#not so much#’romance’ is for ‘girls’ don’tcha know#can’t have that in ‘serious’ TV#the mothership
Tags of accuracy here. Tags of accuracy.
Welcome to my lawn, but please acknowledge the established plantings and the lawn’s distinguished history.
On her Boobs O’Clock Friendly Outfits: ” It would be hard to play Bo wearing a muumuu. I feel like our costume department has been incredible. You need to step into those clothes to feel like the character. Last season was particularly revealing for me because I was also nursing my son. (laughs) So, you know, when I watch a scene sometimes I’m like, “Wow, that was obviously before I went to nurse my son.” So it became a whole other set of jokes for us on set.”
do you ever read a fic that is so much better than the actual canon that you get angry
ALRIGHT MOTHERFUCKERS, TIME FOR SOME LEARNIN SO SIT OUR BITCH ASS DOWN AND GET OUT OUR NOTEPAD
THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE IS SUGAR SCRUB. YEAH I KNOW YOUVE SEEN IT BEFORE BUT YOU DONT KNOW WHAT I KNOW AND THAT WHEN YOU USE IT WITH ONE OF THESE FUCKERS
YOU WILL GET LEGS AND ARMS AND ANY OTHER SHIT YOU WANT THAT IS SO SOFT YOU WILL BE SHOVING IT IN THE FACE OF EVERYONE YOU KNOW AND ASKING THEM TO COMPARE IT TO THE TENDER PINK FLESH OF A NEWBORN
SO GET YOURSELF SOME FUCKING WHITE SUGAR AND SOME CHEAP ASS OIL LIKE CANOLA OR SOME SHIT AND MIX THAT SHIT WITH TWO PARTS SUGAR AND ONE PART OIL( THAT MEANS TWICE AS MUCH SUGAR AS OIL BITCHES I USUALLY USE ONE CUP OF SUGAR AND DO SOME FUCKING MATH TO FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH OIL THAT IS) DROP A FEW DROPS OF VANILLA ESSENCE OR MAYBE SOME FUCKING LAVENDER OIL WHATEVER YOU WANNA SMELL LIKE. MIX IT UP REALLY GOOD MMMM SMELLS LIKE CAKE BATTER FUCK YEAH.
NOW GET YOURSELF GOOD AND NAKED. REAL NAKED. PAMPER YOUR GODDESS-LIKE ASS WITH A BUBBLE BATH. TAKE ONE OF THOSE RAZORS YOU GOT AND SHAVE WHATEVER YOU LIKE TO SHAVE LEGS ARMS VAJAYJAY PITS I DONT FUCKING CARE.
NOW GET OUT OF THAT GROSS HAIRY DIRT WATER AND SIT ON THE EDGE OF THAT THERE BATHTUB. TAKE A HANDFUL OF THAT SWEET GOOP AND RUB IT ALL OVER THAT SKIN OF YOURS(just dont use this stuff on or near your lady bits i put this in lower case because it is really important your love cavern does not like sugar uh uh no way its diabetic) RUB RUB RUB KEEP RUBBIN YEAH YOUR HANDS STARTING TO FEEL WEIRD GOOD BECAUSE ITS WORKING
NOW TAKE THAT CHEAP-ASS DISPOSABLE RAZOR YOU HAVE AND SHAVE OFF THAT NASTY-ASS DEAD SKIN EWW ITS SO GROSS NO ITS NOT ITS YOUR OWN SKIN BUT ITS ALL GREY. RINSE OF THAT OILY STUFF BECAUSE YOUR SKIN AINT NO SLIP-N-SLIDE
GOOD NOW FEEL YOUR NEWFOUND SOFT SKIN THAT WAS ONCE BURIED UNDER LAYERS OF DEAD FLAKES OF YOUR PAST SELF YOUR WELCOME MOTHERFUCKERS CLASS DISMISSED
IVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS POST FOR AGES
thanks for the tip karkat
Hello, I’m Raven and I just opened an online store specializing in LGBT pride accessories. It currently features a pride bracelet that is available in the traditional rainbow colors, as well as bisexual, pansexual, asexual, and transgender pride colors. More color options are available by request. I would greatly appreciate it if you would check this out and pass it on to your followers. It is a great way to show your support for the community or to provide a hint to other queer people.
This is Danny, he is 5, and turning 6 this Friday. He has terminal cancer and all he wants is for people to send him mail. So I think what we need to do is show this little boy what Tumblr can do. He has a PO box so just drop him a post card or write him a letter! The article says he loves Lego and Super Mario if you need some help figuring out what to say. Draw him a picture, write him a letter, just do something. Also if you could reblog to get this around I think that would be awesome. I’m going to send him a lego Batman this week.
"You can send birthday cards to Danny at P.O. Box 212, Foxboro, MA, 02035. Tell your friends to send one, too. As of Saturday, he’d received about 40 cards. There’s no reason that number shouldn’t be increased a hundred times over."
If you want to read the article you can find it here.
Please help me out with this. I just want to make this little kids day.
Thanks for reading, have a good one.
I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -
Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.
Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.
If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.
And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.
This may be the greatest argument I have ever seen for putting a woman in office.
Or being a woman in general, actually.
Well done you!
"if you don’t consider breasts sexual organs then why do you care if i grab them"
well EXCUSE ME BUT IF I JUST STRUTTED UP AND GRABBED YOUR EAR AND FELT IT UP LIKE MMMM YEAH BABY I BET YOU HEAR REAAAL GOOD WOULD YOU NOT BE UNCOMFORTABLE
glad to see y’all spreading the word
A/N: hey y’all! So today, feltknickers and I were discussing the swoonworthy romance of Sam and Kate in Holes, and how I’d sort of wished I’d incorporated “I can fix that” into my Calamity Jane stories. So out of that discussion came this. I guess I’d categorize it as an AU within an AU (haha), because it doesn’t exactly fit into the timeline of that story at all. It kinda just sticks with the setting and some of the very general other characters/scenarios. I have to say, I just really loved getting back to these two :)
So… yeah… I guess if you never read Calamity Jane but were interested in some old west AU Rizzles, you could still follow this oneshot along pretty well. It’s kinda straightforward, haha.
"I can fix that."
Maura looked up, startled to hear another voice in the barn. Just a few moments ago, she’d been the only person in here, and suddenly Jane had appeared. The woman looked a little worse for wear (even more so than usual), a little dirty and beaten down. Even her clothing looked tired somehow, including the fringe on her jacket that didn’t stay still as she walked. The buttons on her white shirt hadn’t been done properly and the top few had been left undone, offering a peak at skin glistening with sweat and a dirtied undershirt. Stepping closer to Maura, Jane removed the black, rumpled Stetson hat from her head, running her hand through a tangle of curls as she bashfully met Maura’s gaze.
look at these boots and tell me you dont immediately want to go adventuring in them holy shit i love these shoes so much
Folorunsho Alakija… "The Richest Black Woman in the World"…
It is popular belief that Oprah Winfrey is the Richest Black Woman in the world and according to Forbes she is, but in all actuality a born and raised Nigerian Woman from Lagos State named Folorunsho Alakija is close to $600 million richer than Oprah’s estimated net worth of $2.7 Billion according to new reports from Africa and America… Alakija is currently Worth about $3.3 billion but she started her career working as a secretary at the International Merchant Bank of Nigeria. She then traveled to England to study fashion design. On her return to Nigeria, she founded Supreme Stitches, which produced clothing for upscale clientele. Then, in 1993, without any prior experience in the oil business, she was awarded an oil prospecting license, allowing her company to explore for oil in one of Nigeria’s most prolific oil blocks. Alakija then became the founder and owner of Nigerian oil company Famfa Oil. She is a mother of 4 sons and built her Fortune from Oil and fashion and currently lives in Nigeria with her husband of 35 years. Alakija also heads a few philanthropic efforts to help people in need in her country of Nigeria and her Continent of Africa…
"Girl Scouts promote lesbianism and abortion!"
Yes why do you think I bought 15 boxes of thin mints.
Yes, but Girl Scout shouldn’t be a thing, it should just be Scouting of America!!
Girls Scouts became a thing because guys could not and still cannot handle women in their troops defend the girl scouts to the fucking death because we aren’t equal and taking away safe spaces for young girls won’t achieve that either
I am SICK and TIRED of people objecting to seeing women using their breasts for what they are actually for. BREASTFEEDING IS NOT VULGAR OR OBSCENE.
I support breastfeeding all the way, even if it is in public.
And the award winning one:
THIS. THIS. THIS/
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