When I get excited about something my friend has no interest in.
I saw this on Buzzfeed.
This is probably one of the first times I’ve seen Herpes mentioned online without it being made fun of.
I am gradually learning that basically all the shame I’ve ever felt about anything in my life was deliberately manufactured so that some white dude can get richer. I am both relieved and really fucking angry.
my favorite mythical creatures are the happy girls in tampon commercials
Or, y’know, that thing called “Passover.”
Or the whole thing with Noah’s Ark where he killed off everything in the world except Noah and his family, and two of every animal. Y’know, no big deal. Just millions of people.
90% of the Old Testament is about God killing people in temper tantrums
Are we not going to mention Jesus?
Oh my god.
In the aftermath of the Utøya island shooting in Norway in November 2011, Andrea Gjestvang began taking portraits of its young survivors. Her pictures won her the top prize at the Sony World Photography awards
Picture 1: ‘I bear my scars with dignity,’ says 15-year-old Ylva Schwenke, ‘because I got them standing for something I believe in’
Picture 2: Marius Hoft, 18, hid on a ledge to avoid the shooting. His best friend fell and died in front of his eyes
Picture 3: Cecilie Herlovsen, 17, tried to hide at the south end of the island, but Breivik shot her in the right arm, shoulder and chin. The last bullet was stopped by her wisdom tooth, which most likely saved her life
Picture 4: Iselin Rose Borch, 15, now suffers from constant nightmares – she gets comfort from her dogs
Picture 5: Best friends Victoria Froeyd, 18, and Sofie Nilsen, 17, hid together in the school building until the police rescued them
Picture 6: Alexander Sandberg, 16, hid under a sofa in the school building until Breivik was arrested
Picture 7: Ina Libak, 21, hid behind a piano in the island’s café where she was shot in her hands, jaw and chest
Picture 8: Eirin Kristin Kjær, 20, ran to a cave, but was shot in the stomach, arm, knee and armpit while trying to protect her younger friends
Picture 9: Aina Helgheim, 19, says: ‘I like to sit here, because I feel that my dead friends are in the nature that surrounds us’
you know when you really want something you can’t afford and u have it open in a tab and eventually you have to close that tab and it’s like saying goodbye
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)