A Curious Eye

A Curious Eye

My name's Ben. I'm a 22 year-old recent grad living in Seattle. I've been told my gayness is only matched by my enthusiasm.
I post my favorite news from all around the web.
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Queer - Liberalism - Activism - Student Issues- Public Transportation - Peace - Environmentalism - Politics - Law - Atheism - Vegetarianism - Feminism - Sex Positivity - Philosophy.

The ice bucket challenge isn't a waste of water, and this chart proves it

If this video doesn’t convince you to vaccinate your kids, nothing will

If this video doesn’t convince you to vaccinate your kids, nothing will

Effort to restore grizzlies in North Cascades gets rolling

Scientists at Seattle Children’s Research Institute claim to have discovered the region of the brain responsible for motivating one to exercise and do other rewarding tasks. They hope targeting this area will lead to new ways to treat chronic depression.
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Scientists at Seattle Children’s Research Institute claim to have discovered the region of the brain responsible for motivating one to exercise and do other rewarding tasks. They hope targeting this area will lead to new ways to treat chronic depression.

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One injection stops diabetes in its tracks: Treatment reverses symptoms of type 2 diabetes in mice without side effects

mothernaturenetwork:

Rats: Unexpected heroes of the working animal worldRats aren’t universally loved by humans, but they are using their keen senses to detect land mines and recognize tuberculosis in samples.

mothernaturenetwork:

Rats: Unexpected heroes of the working animal world
Rats aren’t universally loved by humans, but they are using their keen senses to detect land mines and recognize tuberculosis in samples.

did-you-kno:

In 1982, the city of Kennesaw, Georgia passed an ordinance that requires every head of household residing in the city limits to own a firearm and ammunition. Source

did-you-kno:

In 1982, the city of Kennesaw, Georgia passed an ordinance that requires every head of household residing in the city limits to own a firearm and ammunition. Source

Ukraine says Russian convoy entry is a ‘direct invasion’

breakingnews:

ReutersUkraine declared on Friday that Russia had launched a “direct invasion” of its territory after Moscow sent a convoy of aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine.

Follow more on this story at Breaking News

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

lgbtqblogs:


Two brides have become two of the most kickass women in the world by marrying to protest against homophobia in Russia.
Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.
As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.
The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.
‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.
But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole. . ‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.
Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.
- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/russian-gay-couple-marries-most-fierce-way-possible-through-loophole210814#sthash.kpKalSrr.dpuf

holy jesus look at these two warrior princesses
they are my heroes
YOU GO GIRLS

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

lgbtqblogs:

Two brides have become two of the most kickass women in the world by marrying to protest against homophobia in Russia.

Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.

As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.

The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.

‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.

But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole.
.
‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.

Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.

- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/russian-gay-couple-marries-most-fierce-way-possible-through-loophole210814#sthash.kpKalSrr.dpuf

holy jesus look at these two warrior princesses

they are my heroes

YOU GO GIRLS

(via sepiacircus)

revelation19:

musiqchild007:

revelation19:

This is 100% true

This tweet sounds as though introverts consume the souls of others before they engage in social events.

This is 100% true

revelation19:

musiqchild007:

revelation19:

This is 100% true

This tweet sounds as though introverts consume the souls of others before they engage in social events.

This is 100% true

(Source: blakebaggott, via tyleroakley)

Asking for help is not being selfish, it’s doing what you need to in order to survive.
selfcarereminders (via selfcarereminders)

Can we couch self-care at a level other than survival? Like, no, sometimes being comfortable isn’t about *surviving*. And we shouldn’t have to couch it in such dire terms. Why don’t we frame it in terms of flourishing—we all have a right to flourish

(via sepiacircus)

Ah yes, let’s respond to islamaphobia with slut shaming

Ah yes, let’s respond to islamaphobia with slut shaming

(Source: twobackyard, via ruinedchildhood)

alphasandassociates:

deezyville:

officialalltimelow:

*whispers* Its almost hoodie season

Which means stick to well lit and highly populated areas at night if you’re Black.

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(via ruinedchildhood)

hideiwa:

japanese people: yeah sure wear a kimono even though you are white, just know what it means and stands for! and just understand that by wearing this, you are paying respect to our culture! so please do so with careful thought!

white people on tumblr: IF U ARE WHITE nEVER WEAR A KIMONO DONT EVEN FUCKING LOOK AT IT !!!! CULTURAL APPROPRIATION 101 IF I CATCH U SMEELING A KIMONO I WILL KILL YOU UNTIL YOU ARE DEAD!!!!!!!! DONT EVEN GO TO JAPAN OR THINK ABOUT JAPAN JUST DIE

(via tyleroakley)