ryan gosling + feminism


Oh man. Ryan Gosling and Foucault in one image? There goes my heart. Especially after watching Ides of March last weekend, which was completely unplanned but we saw this movie poster as soon as we walked into the theater and that was it.

The image above was taken from Feminist Ryan Gosling, a blog inspired by the famous Tumblr meme "Hey Girl", which is also dedicated to the actor. And no, he did not actually say that quote but I'm not complaining. I get to brush up on my feminist theories AND stare at Mr. Gosling's beautiful face? Yes, please.

This site was created by Danielle Henderson, a graduate student in Gender and Women's Studies, who started it "as a joke for my friends and I to keep track of the theorists we’re currently studying." I think its pretty clever, ironic, and hilarious.

And oh, if that's not enough, Mr. Gosling was indeed quoted on something (feminist) swoon-worthy when he said this about Blue Valentine's NC-17 rating:

“You have to question a cinematic culture which preaches artistic expression, and yet would support a decision that is clearly a product of a patriarchy-dominant society, which tries to control how women are depicted on screen. The MPAA is okay supporting scenes that portray women in scenarios of sexual torture and violence for entertainment purposes, but they are trying to force us to look away from a scene that shows a woman in a sexual scenario, which is both complicit and complex. It’s misogynistic in nature to try and control a woman’s sexual presentation of self. I consider this an issue that is bigger than this film.” (read full article here)

So basically, he is awesome, that Ryan Gosling.


  1. Man is he yum. I giggle every time A. says, "Hey, we could watch [insert Ryan Gosling movie] that's currently playing in theaters. It's got your boyfriend in it."

  2. Dorkys, too funny! I had a very similar experience. Bill was saying "We don't even know what this movie is all about." And then he said, "Nevermind, it has Ryan Gosling in it, I'm sure that's all you need to know." haha.

  3. okay, so now i like him even more. good on him for that statement.

    i hope we can get a hold of that film too.

    what great sites. i'm off to persue the tumblr one now...

  4. I didn't know the Feminist Ryan Gosling blog, it's so funny and awesome.

    Camila Faria