fuckinghomepage:

IT’S FUCKING THURSDAY. DID YOU KNOW THERE IS AN AMERICAN CITY JUST 2.4 MILES AWAY FROM RUSSIA?

TIP OF THE FUCKING DAY:

CHASING SEX IS A WASTE OF TIME. DO NOT LET YOUR HORMONES RULE YOU.

PERSON OF THE FUCKING DAY:

MOTHERFUCKER WAS POPE ON THREE DIFFERENT OCCASIONS AND LIKED TO HAVE…

"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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So glad DADT is dead

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grimalkina:

Despite being a fully relatively functional working person, a person who’s doing just fine, who got a PhD, who really has a great pretty good sense of herself, who values learning, who praises effort, who, god dammit, is literally an expert in how and why people learn new skills—despite all of this, I cannot think of a single new thing I have started learning without having to battle this persistent, pervasive, persecuting voice.

Not a single thing.

Whether it’s taking baby steps towards coding this summer, or working on my creative writing, or trying a new photography project, or launching a new experiment or running a new statistical analysis.

And after all this time I have no magical solution to this voice. After all this time, I usually believe it. But I can shrug, and decide that sucking at something is not a reason to stop doing it.

Three things:
1) sucking at something is the first step toward being good at something
2) never becoming a master at something is no reason to not enjoy something (these things used to be called hobbies)
3) in my experience, you’ve never sucked at something for very long

what are we supposed to make of the fact that life is a series of forming relationships that all eventually end?

what are we supposed to make of the fact that life is a series of forming relationships that all eventually end?

nevver:

le Bat, M.S.Corley

doing science experiments in the office...

  • me: "who's going to be the test subject?"
  • summer intern: "i volunteer as tribute!"
Seriously, guys?

Seriously, guys?

nevver:

“I’m saving up for a Leica”

you mean
I’M SAVING UP FOR A LEICA

nevver:

I’m saving up for a Leica

you mean

I’M SAVING UP FOR A LEICA

"Let’s look at it this way: I once looked at the various categories of movies Netflix suggested for me, combined them, twisted them, supplemented them, and deduced that if Netflix came up with the category ‘Understated Historical Dramas Based On True Stories About Intellectual Women Traveling,’ it would be perfect. I want to read - and write - biographies of women I could imagine Emma Thompson, perhaps in a dreadful perm or an extravagant wig, playing in a biopic. I want to investigate how woman throughout history thought about their lives, and what they thought about their shoes. I want to know what they told their daughters about men, what they wrote to their husbands, their mothers, their friends. I want to uncover the story of every great sisterhood ever, whether biological or de facto. Which authorities did they let shape their lives, which could they not overcome, and which did they resist? What did they eat for breakfast and what did they read in bed? Does any of this matter? Am I just nosy? Or can I call this ‘insatiable curiosity’?"

— can I just write this in my personal statement for graduate school?? (via spaziergaenge)

I volunteer to read :)

besexpositive:

thismighthurt:

Intimacy: The Whys, Hows, How-Nots, and So-Nots

A great Scarleteen article on intimacy by Heather Corinna with a few cute example illustrations! More illustrations in the article :)

"There are probably at least 9,725,460,324 potential ways to experience intimacy. Here are 25: 

  • Having genital sex with someone
  • Telling someone a secret or fantasy
  • Helping someone who is hurt
  • Having a long open talk about something emotionally difficult where you feel vulnerable
  • Kissing
  • Showing someone part of your body you don’t feel confident about
  • Taking care of someone who is sick
  • Living with roommates
  • Sharing a table with someone
  • Singing or dancing together
  • Letting someone see you at your rattiest
  • Telling someone big news first, before you tell anyone else
  • Sharing something you’re worried might be weird
  • Sharing a password
  • Letting someone borrow or take care of something or someone important to you
  • Asking for help!
  • Showing someone something new you’ve been learning or doing when you aren’t very good at it yet”

This is really true and really important. Intimacy means something different (although maybe related) to everyone! 

I have lots of thoughts and feelings on intimacy as it relates to open/poly relations, but I’m so tired. I guess I’ll just say I appreciate the open communication and flexibility that I can have around intimacy.

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"Hello, I didn’t mean to interrupt your scrolling, I just wanted to say that I hope you are having a good day and that all is well."

— Unknown (via arkitextura)

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fuckinghomepage:

IT’S FUCKING SATURDAY. DID YOU KNOW IN THE BOARD GAME CLUE, MR. GREEN WAS ORIGINALLY NAMED REVEREND GREEN?

TIP OF THE FUCKING DAY:

YOU DON’T HAVE TO WIN EVERY ARGUMENT.

PERSON OF THE FUCKING DAY:

DOUCHER HAS FILED OVER 2600 LAWSUITS. more»

EDUCATE YOUR IGNORANT ASS:

LEARN HOW…

In May 2009, Riches filed for an injunction against the Guinness Book of World Records, seeking to stop them from naming him as the most litigious individual in the history of mankind.

"You cannot love two people the exact same way. You love them for who they are, what they mean to you, and the special parts they bring out of you. You love them for their unique ways they challenge you to change and grow. Love is experienced differently every time it enters your life."

— Boleyn (via myboleyn)

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