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This scene has always stuck with me.
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.(via tamorapierce) ←
PLEASE REBLOG THIS: Is there anyone in the Chicagoland area that wants a dog? I can no longer keep our dog Dablund because I’m going to live on campus.
He looks to be a poodle mix and I estimate that he is around 4 years old, give or take a few months. He loves attention, doesn’t seem to like other male dogs or small children and needs a family/owner with lots of patience.
I have more pictures upon request and I’m not asking for anything for him. If you can pick him up, that would be ideal. In a few days he’ll be given to a shelter.
UPDATE: in order to avoid him getting into the hands of people looking to make a quick buck by selling him to a testing shelter, I’m charging $25 for him. But if I know your tumblr well enough, he will be free.
OMG he looks like the dog I had growing up! She was a lab/cockerspaniel mix. Unfortunately I can’t take him, but signal boosting for local peeps who might be looking for a pup.
Hopefully he won’t have to go to a shelter. Signal boost please!
I have a small child or I’d be tempted. Any Chicago folks looking for a cute dog?
Some people emphatically prefer to be called people with autism. Others get very offended. Some people empathically prefer to be called autistic people. Others get very offended. There are reasons for all of that.
They have to do with the history of the intellectual and developmental disability…