“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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Anonymous asked:

small and clumsy dragon being protected (maybe from a knight?) by a princess :D ( I just really like nice dragons) and I really love your style!

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pettry:

Thank you, kind anon! Hope you like it!

casualdorkpatrol:

vickisigh:

hey

oh no this makes me wanna shave my head again oh nooo

casualdorkpatrol:

vickisigh:

hey

oh no this makes me wanna shave my head again oh nooo

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blankfacecat:

shiananana:

guys

i don’t think you understand the power that paint tool sai 2 has given us

LOOK AT THIS SHIT

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PERFECT CIRCLES

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STRAIGHT LINES

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PERSPECTIVE GRIDS

it also has the long-awaited font tool, an overall cleaner/better interface, and a stabilizer for every individual brush

so basically, go get sai2’s beta. it’s great

font tooL!!!!!!

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goingtofall:

For over 30 years the Forensic Anthropology Centre has used body farms for research and training. 

1.3 acres of land are used to study human decomposition under various circumstances. They study everything from the rate of bacterial decomposition to foreign organisms feeding on the body. All of this information is then used to help forensic anthropologists, pathologists, and crime scene investigators pinpoint time of death among other things.

There are about 5 ‘farms’ of this type in the country. 

You can make arrangements to have your body donated to the farm. 

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ladygeekgirl-and-friends:

If you went to Hogwarts, which House would you be in? Where did Pottermore sort you? Identifying with Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin is one of the most important questions to members of the Harry Potter fandom. The internet loves personality quizzes, and in the early days of internet fandom, the web was full of people trying to write the most “authentic” Sorting Hat quiz. Some used Myers-Briggs personality inventories to sort you. Of course, no one could really agree on whether “iNtuitive Thinkers” made better Slytherins or Ravenclaws, or that all “Sensing Feelers” were either Gryffindors or Hufflepuffs (and don’t get me started on the awful chart that went around). But I’m here to propose a better way of understanding what makes each House tick, and why Slytherin really might have a bad reputation. It’s about the four cardinal virtues.

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fuckyeahlgbtqartists:

The Welcome - United Nations Free & Equal

The United Nations Free & Equal campaign presents the first-ever Bollywood music video for gay rights, featuring Bollywood actress and UN Equality Champion Celina Jaitly. Share if you believe everyone should be welcomed into their family’s hearts, regardless of their sexual orientation.

You can watch this video with Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish (as well as Romanian) captions by clicking the small, square “CC” button in the bottom of the YouTube screen and selecting language.

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stuckinabucket:

We’re all familiar with the sexy-armor problem, right?  You play a game or watch a show or flip through some art, and if there’s a lady in armor, it’s like the least useful suit of protective gear ever conceived of.

(NSFW under the cut)

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yasminacreates:

you are loved

Yasminacreates is a beautiful positive tumblr filled with amazing drawings, and everyone should go check it out and follow it right now.

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blakkensoul:

Finally can access Tumblr. As an apology for being absent, a young TZ for everyone ; w ;

I worked on this for 8 hours, hehe. actually I’m doing a color practice ; w ;. Too lazy at the end tho…

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