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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storyduke:

Been watching Adventure Time in my spare time from work. Suddenly felt like doing fanart of Tamora Pierce’s Tortallan heroines in that style today :)
http://maseiya.deviantart.com/art/Adventure-Tortall-468856587

storyduke:

Been watching Adventure Time in my spare time from work. Suddenly felt like doing fanart of Tamora Pierce’s Tortallan heroines in that style today :)

http://maseiya.deviantart.com/art/Adventure-Tortall-468856587

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sadspockpanda:

"the average captain can save 2 people in 12 minutes" factoid actualy a statiscal error. average captain can save 0 people in 12 minutes. georg kirk, who was captain of a starship for 12 minutes and save 800 people including urself and ur mother, was an outlier and should not be counted.

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emitter-of-learjets:

harry potter is adopted by sirius

Orphan is the New Black

hotsytotsy:

shokoshik:

notnadia:

scottfriday:

at least now i know what i’m going to look like in 30 years.

PICARD AND JANEWAY RIDE A CRUDE 21ST CENTURY GO-KART

This picture is everything.

So happy.

hotsytotsy:

shokoshik:

notnadia:

scottfriday:

at least now i know what i’m going to look like in 30 years.

PICARD AND JANEWAY RIDE A CRUDE 21ST CENTURY GO-KART

This picture is everything.

So happy.

osheamobile:

Man, Voyager got harsh in the later seasons

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Reblogged from Miss Pamela