"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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fabledquill:

baby chekov is best chekov.
and baby chekov loves retro music
aka nicki minaj.

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fabledquill:

baby chekov is best chekov.

and baby chekov loves retro music

aka nicki minaj.

we’re higher zan a muzzerfooker

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#star trek #art 

mattymara:

The Front Bottoms - Swimming Pool

I will stop cutting my pants into shorts
I will address the issues I cannot ignore
And I will do the things I think you might like
And I will be alone probably the rest of my life

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#music 

theinbetweennightmare:

Please, sit down. Sit down!

Sexism in Hollywood:

On the set of the Hollywood blockbuster movie Die Hard, Rickman’s principles ground a day’s shooting to an expensive halt. Not through temper tantrum or artistic crisis, but because he refused point blank to throw Bonnie Bedelia to the floor. Cast as the archly sophisticated terrorist Hans Gruber against Bruce Wills’ gun-happy hero, the script called for Rickman to perpetuate a degree of violence on the actress that he considered to be both offensive and inappropriate.

”A big victory was won on that film set in terms of not conforming to the stereotype on the page,” Rickman explains. ”My character was very civilised in a strange sort of way and just wouldn’t have behaved like that. Nor would Bonnie’s character, a self-possessed career woman, have allowed him to. It was a stereotype—the woman as eternal victim—that they hadn’t even thought about. Basically, they wanted a reason for her shirt to burst open. We talked our way around it—her shirt still burst open, but at least she stayed upright.”

—Alan Rickman, interviewed by Lesley White, ‘’The Leading Man’’, British GQ Magazine, July 1992: 74 (x)

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styff:

Grum- Heartbeats

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#music 
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troy491:

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mrdecraprio:

excuse you

wHO DID THIS.

Gandalf did.

LMFAO

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#lotr #omg #pfft 

jokes-on-c:

oh god that’s so fucking precious

This snowshoe cat is all yours, asshole tried to knock over my splint today because I discovered he was breaking into the cat food and had to move it *again*

Hah, I wish. I think Missy would object. We’ve sort of adopted one of the neighborhood strays, we feed him but he never comes inside… and she STILL bristles and gets all puffed up and angry whenever he’s nearby.

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sailorshawty:

Bowie is literally an art period dream. 

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