25 7 / 2014

blackhistoryalbum:

Group of ladies at the Midwest Horse Show, c.1938, Chicago. This event was the pinnacle of the African American social scene in Chicago.

blackhistoryalbum:

Group of ladies at the Midwest Horse Show, c.1938, Chicago. This event was the pinnacle of the African American social scene in Chicago.

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25 7 / 2014

"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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25 7 / 2014

The Push for a Harassment Free Comic-con

Anna Kegler, Erin Filson and Rochelle Keyhan run Geeks for CONsent, a group that wants Comic-Con to create a detailed harassment policy.

The Push for a Harassment Free Comic-con

Anna Kegler, Erin Filson and Rochelle Keyhan run Geeks for CONsent, a group that wants Comic-Con to create a detailed harassment policy.

25 7 / 2014

80slove:

Murphy Brown, 1988-1998
This show was my shit

80slove:

Murphy Brown, 1988-1998

This show was my shit

24 7 / 2014


Diane is stealing seats. Dump her ass in the ocean

Diane is stealing seats. Dump her ass in the ocean

(Source: milwaukeemorgan, via dallowayward)

24 7 / 2014

cute-bird-dad:

i think we all have that one piece of media we like that’s basically “i love this thing, but i dont think everyone should watch this thing and would not categorically recommend it to other people i know, this thing has a lot of problems and i am the first person you should ask if you want to know a long list of criticisms, but i REALLY ENJOY THIS THING” its like holding up a can of trash to everyone else and saying ”you are a reasonable person and you would not enjoy touching this garbage and i value that about you” and then pouring it out on the ground and rolling around in it yourself

(via captainshroom)

24 7 / 2014

monstresvalse:

get to know me meme:

[4/5] tv shows: penny dreadful
"Your father loves you very much and would do anything to save you. But I love you in a different way. I love you enough to kill you."

24 7 / 2014

-eliesaab:

Jean Louis Sabaji Haute Couture S/S 2014.

-eliesaab:

Jean Louis Sabaji Haute Couture S/S 2014.

(via iamthecrime)

23 7 / 2014

moshita:

cardiac wallpaper

available here

thx to juliaclementine for showing me :)

(via iamthecrime)

23 7 / 2014

"There must be some way out of here,"
Said the joker to the thief,
“There’s too much confusion,
I can’t get no relief.”

(Source: crippledjazzer, via meddow)

23 7 / 2014


"She does a very Elisabeth Moss thing, which is she’s able to show strength and vulnerability at once, and also mystery. You find yourself really riveted to her […] Plus, she’s beautiful, but that’s not the only thing. She’s beautiful but real.”—Jane Campion

"She does a very Elisabeth Moss thing, which is she’s able to show strength and vulnerability at once, and also mystery. You find yourself really riveted to her […] Plus, she’s beautiful, but that’s not the only thing. She’s beautiful but real.”—Jane Campion

(Source: margaretolson, via dallowayward)

23 7 / 2014

23 7 / 2014

"Your voice sounds completely different in different languages. It alters your personality somehow. I don’t think people get the same feeling from you. The rhythm changes. Because the rhythm of the language is different, it changes your inner rhythm and that changes how you process everything.

When I hear myself speak French, I look at myself differently. Certain aspects will feel closer to the way I feel or the way I am and others won’t. I like that—to tour different sides of yourself. I often find when looking at people who are comfortable in many languages, they’re more comfortable talking about emotional stuff in a certain language or political stuff in another and that’s really interesting, how people relate to those languages."

Francois Arnaud for Interview Magazine (via iraplastic)

(via smokeandsong)

22 7 / 2014

whododatlikedat:

"But yeah, me and Danielle, I feel like she’s gonna be my friend for life." (x)

whododatlikedat:

"But yeah, me and Danielle, I feel like she’s gonna be my friend for life." (x)

(via smileslikeareptile)

22 7 / 2014

 Interviewer: Mads Mikkelsen is a pretty incredible actor—

 Gillian Anderson: He is an incredible actor.

 Interviewer: What’s it like working with him?

 Gillian Anderson: Intense. Most of our scenes are sitting across from each other in my house. We stare at each other a lot. Recently somebody showed me a little clip that somebody had put together of us just staring, clips of us staring at each other back and forth for like a minute and a half. [x]

(Source: mikkelsenpai, via cleolinda)