When the Nazi concentration camps were liberated by the Allies, it was a time of great jubilation for the tens of thousands of people incarcerated in them. But an often forgotten fact of this time is that prisoners who happened to be wearing the pink triangle (the Nazis’ way of marking and identifying homosexuals) were forced to serve out the rest of their sentence. This was due to a part of German law simply known as “Paragraph 175” which criminalized homosexuality. The law wasn’t repealed until 1969.
This should be required learning, internationally.
You need to know this. You need to remember this. This is not something to swept under the carpet nor be forgotten.
Never. Too many have died for the way they have loved. That needs stop now.
Make it stop?
I did a report on this in my World History class my sophomore year of high school. It was incredibly unsettling.
My teacher shown the class this. Mostly everyone in the class felt uncomfortable.
I have reblogged this in the past, but it is so ironic that it comes across my dash right now. I a currently working as a docent at my city’s Holocaust Education Center (( I say currently because I’ve also done research and translation for them )) and out current exhibit is one on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ((USHMM)). This is a little known historical fact that Paragraph 175 was not repealed after the war and those convicted under Nazi laws as a danger to society because they were gay were not released because they had be convicted in a court of law. There was no liberation or justice for them as they weren’t considered criminals, or even victims for that matter. They were criminals who remained persecuted and ostracized and kept on the fringes of society for decades after the war had been won. Paragraph175 wasn’t actually repealed until 1994. And it was only in May 2002, that the German parliament completed legislation to pardon all homosexuals convicted under Paragraph175 during the Nazi era. History has forgotten about these men and women — please educate yourselves so this does not happen again. Remember this history. Remember them.
Please read this****
If a thief forces you to take money from an ATM, do not argue or resist. What you should do is punch your pin in reverse. EX: if your pin is 1234 you punch 4321. The moment you punch in the reverse, the money will come out but will be stuck in the machine and the machine will immediately alert the police without the theif’s knowledge. Every ATM has this feature.
Reblog this so everyone knows, this happens all the time especially in the city
tumblr teaches me so much more than anyone else does about life situations
but what if your pin backwards is someone elses pin? ex: 1234 is my pin, but backwards 4321 is someone elses pin..
The machine will only accept your pin since you have to swipe your card beforehand.
What if my pin is 1331?
i hope you’re being smart ass
ATM’S DO NOT HAVE THIS FEATURE. I CANNOT BEGIN TO TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE ACCIDENTALLY PUT IN A PIN NUMBER BACKWARDS AT AN ATM FOR WHATEVER REASON, AND IT JUST GIVES AN ERROR MESSAGE SAYING INCORRECT PIN.
I ALSO CANNOT BEGIN TO TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE HAD TO EXPLAIN TO CUSTOMERS OF THE BANK I USED TO WORK CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR THAT NO, AUTOMATIC TELLER MACHINES DO NOT FUCKING DO THIS.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF SOMEONE GRABS YOU AT AN ATM AND THREATENS YOU FOR ALL YOUR ACCOUNTS MONEY? YOU GIVE THEM YOUR GODDAMN MONEY, CALL THE POLICE, AND THEN CALL THE BANK. THE CAMERA ON THE FUCKING ATM SHOULD HAVE CAUGHT THEIR FACE, AND THERES USUALLY ANOTHER CAMERA NEARBY JUST IN CASE THEY SHIELD THEMSELVES FROM THE ATM CAMERA. CALL THE POLICE FIRST, AND THEN CALL YOUR FUCKING BANK. TELL THE PERSON WHO WORKS FOR THE BANK WHAT HAPPENED, AND THEY WILL TAKE THE POLICE REPORT NUMBER, AND RETURN THE MONEY TO YOUR GODDAMN ACCOUNT.
THAT IS THE FUCKING POLICY IN THE EVENT OF THIS KIND OF CRIME BEING COMMITTED AGAINST ANY BANKING CUSTOMER.
ATM MACHINES DO NOT HAVE THIS FUCKING FEATURE, STOP SPREADING GODDAMN LIES THAT CAN GET PEOPLE FUCKING HURT SHOULD THEY BE IN THAT PREDICAMENT.
As a MtF transgender woman, it is very important for me to have this surgery. However I cannot pay for it. The cost of blood tests, hormones, and medical visits and college are all consuming all the money I make. If you could help this college student out, I would really appreciate it. This is the one of the final major steps that I need to complete my transition- if you could help, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.my cousin posted this on his facebook and she has only been donated $5 so I thought I should boost. please reblog, donate, or boost if you can. raising that money isn’t easy and she needs help!
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all RIGHT well the gay dreidel rave wasn’t exactly as exciting as it sounds but i’ll go over the tale in brief.
BASICALLY during my senior year of college I lived in possibly the most homosexual apartment you’ve ever seen- out of the four occupants not a god damn one of us were straight and we just had a rainbow spectrum of sexuality goin on in there. not that this was unusual at my college, which was fairly deep liberal- we had a competition with our across-the-quad neighbors over who could hang more gay pride flags out the window.
(we thought it was a competition anyways; maybe they just coincidentally were adding more flags)
We also had four axolotls, eight fish, and briefly a colony of twenty-five mice and both the mice and the axolotls were spotted having gay sex* so BASICALLY it was a hella gay time all around.
Ok so anyway I happen to be Jewish, which to a lot of people is just REALLY EXCITING and just SUPER UNUSUAL and so as it approached December during the first semester I lived there two of my roommates came back from like Wal-mart with a huge light up dreidel**. And they gave this to me. And ignored when I pointed out that it was kind of a shitty dreidel because it was round, so it didn’t even fall on a side (if you don’t know how to play dreidel, the dreidel is supposed to land with a Hebrew letter facing up that tells you what to do). This thing was not even functional.
Anyway they ignored my logic and I do have to admit despite the heinous flaws it had it was pretty cool because not only did it light up in different colors when it was spun but it actually came with a beyblade-esque pull chain so you could literally LET THIS DREIDEL RIP and it spun for a long fuckin time.
I think my one roommate and I spent a good 20 minutes or so sitting on the floor (her with a glass of wine) watching this thing spin very mesmerized.
So then my other roommate came in and carefully took off his shoes and then spotted the dreidel and was like, “Is that a light-up dreidel?” and we were like, “Yeah.” and he was like, “Can I turn off the lights?”
So he turned off the fuckin lights and SUDDENLY THE GOD DAMN DREIDEL WAS FLASHIN LEDS EVERYWHERE and that shit was BRIGHT like god damn and my roommate and I locked eyes and then she ran for her laptop and I put the dreidel on the table and to the sound of dense techno I let that shit rip.
So I’m sure people from outside could see the colored lights flashing through our window shades and hear the thumping base so it probably gave off the impression of a heck of a party but in reality there were four gay nerds grinding against each other around our kitchen table next to these tinny laptop speakers and a god damn beyblade-ass light up dreidel.
I think at some point someone was naked and more alcohol came out and someone probably started cooking corn or mushrooms (90% of my college diet) but the rest is a blur. That was the great (?) gay dreidel rave of ‘12. I think we had a second one but it wasn’t quite as good. Which makes sense because you really can’t capture lightning in a bottle twice.
Basically this story about sums up my senior year***.
*Ok the gay axolotl sex was more like two males doing the cloacal-nuzzle wiggle swim with each other but that’s about as close to penetrative sex as axolotls get. I wish I’d gotten a video of it- but I DO have a video of the lesbian mouse sex somewhere around here…
**These are the same roommates who once burst into my room and dumped a bag of glittery fishing lures on top of me.
***Ok no it doesn’t because there was also the Sex Files incident and the neo-nazi Chinese deliveryman and all the times I accidentally dumped 50 gallons of fish tank water into the downstairs apartment.
Coming in 2018 is Disney’s next fairy tale mythology animated feature film, set amongst the South Pacific islands, rendered in a ‘painterly-style CGI’ (think the Paperman short): and y’all are going to LOVE IT:
The main character will be Moana Waialiki, a sea voyaging enthusiast, and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her family needs her help, she sets off on an epic journey. The film will also include demi-gods and spirits taken from real mythology.
This is also currently being directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, the duo who directed The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules and The Princess an the Frog! So there’s that
Also, Eric Goldberg has done some hand-drawn animation tests for the film, similar to what they did for Wreck-It Ralph, so hopefully those will begin to surface as they get further into production!