"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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thelastsavage:

missymalice:

you do not have to be paying close attention to something for conditioning to occur

you do not have to deliberately analyze a piece of media for the implicit messages to have an effect on you

attitudes can be impacted by things you never consciously picked…

kady-xvx:

happy-vegans:

Meet your veal. Veal has a face, long eyelashes, big brown eyes, fuzzy ears and a wet nose. Veal is a scared and innocent baby, wondering where his mother is.

not just veal, many calves are just killed at a week old because they are considered wastage by the dairy industry.

kady-xvx:

happy-vegans:

Meet your veal. Veal has a face, long eyelashes, big brown eyes, fuzzy ears and a wet nose. Veal is a scared and innocent baby, wondering where his mother is.

not just veal, many calves are just killed at a week old because they are considered wastage by the dairy industry.

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the-vegan-elves:

Beyond Meat On The Today Show



NBC’s Craig Melvin reported on Beyond Meat, a plant-based meat substitute, and challenged Matt Lauer, Al Roker, and the rest of the Today Show anchors to a taste-test. The goal: to see if any of these meat-eaters could tell the difference (in taste and in texture) between real meat and fake meat.

Spoiler alert: they failed.



Bill Gates and the founders of Twitter are already getting behind this product, and are betting millions that Beyond Meat could “change the world.” Gates has already tried the meat substitutes and was unable to tell the difference between their product and the ‘real thing.’ Gates has gone on record saying that if Beyond Meat’s producers can get international distribution and can drop the price below meat (it’s already almost cheaper), they “can make a real contribution to human nutrition.” And with no cholesterol, no trans fats, and no hormones, it’s easy to see how this company could realistically go on to do just that.

Considering the environmental devastation as well as the obvious and needless animal suffering and death caused by the animal agriculture industries, modern technology’s ability to create seamless imitations of real animal products leave no more excuses for meat-eaters.


Reduce your impact. Improve your health. Sacrifice neither taste nor price.

Go Vegan.

abvegansociety:

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Animal use—no matter how reformed, regulated, twisted, turned, or wrapped up with a pretty bow—*is animal exploitation*. So where should the vegan, sincere in her or his desire to end animal exploitation, place her or his efforts? *In that which ends it.* In that which facilitates the personal and eventually the social revolution from nonveganism to veganism. In creative nonviolent vegan advocacy.

The Abolitionist Vegan Society

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