Web Crush Wednesdays: Feminist Ryan Gosling

jr9fangirls1111You all know Ryan Gosling, talented actor, the lead in most romance movies these days, activist, and even—feminist? Ryan Gosling certainly isn’t afraid to point out issues of sexism and patriarchy. I mean, look at this quote:

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. (via Ms. Magazine)

Or this one:

It’s misogynistic in nature to try and control a woman’s sexual presentation of self. (via Ms. Magazine)

Yeah, he is pretty freaking amazing. Isn’t he?

danielleh_1288713212_23Another person who is incredibly awesome, but who, unlike Gosling, you might not have heard of, is Danielle Henderson.

Henderson is a devoted feminist, writer, published author, and graduate student. When studying feminist theory at school, Henderson created a fun way to help her remember all the feminist theories she was learning. What was born was Feminist Ryan Gosling, fun little memes that depict our favorite heart-throb waxing poetic about feminist theory. Check out some of my favorites.

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tumblr_lwgxh4ab591r4vn34o1_400Sadly, Henderson is no longer going to be posting to Feminist Ryan Gosling, but she has published the Feminist Ryan Gosling book, a book that every fun-loving modern feminist should have on her coffee table. Make sure to buy the book, check out Feminist Ryan Gosling, and take a look at Danielle Henderson’s website.

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