In a cover story for the UK's Evening Standard Magazine, your boyfriend Ryan Gosling demonstrated that he is woke, a bae, and a total woke bae. The "Hey Girl" Tumblr meme came to life as the father of two daughters proclaimed womankind to be the superior gender. Much like his home country's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, he appreciates women, almost as much as women appreciate him.
The indie-darling-turned-hearthrob-turned-indie-darling-again also discussed a whole bunch of other topics, including America's need for a female president, and how a crazy uncle got him interested in show business.
Here are the best quotes from the profile, all of which would make great feminist posters and Etsy products.
On female superiority:
‘I think women are better than men. They are stronger. More evolved. You can tell especially when you have daughters [Esmeralda, 18 months and Amada] and you see their early stages, they are just leaps and bounds beyond boys immediately.
On the need for a female president:
'I think [America] needs a woman's touch. I've always liked women more. I was brought up by my mother and older sister. I found my way into dance class. My home life now is mostly women. They are better than us. They make me better.'
On it being men's turn to be catcalled:
‘It’s our time as men to be on the receiving end of the stick. I grew up with women so I’ve always been aware of it. When my mother and I walked to the grocery store, men would circle the block in cars. It was very scary, especially as a young boy. Very predatory; a hunt.
On his uncle, the Elvis impersonator:
'I came in the living room and he was bedazzling in a white jumpsuit. He had a birthmark, a moustache and no hair. He looked nothing like Elvis, but, by God, he was Elvis when he performed. [The whole family later joined in on his act.] We would put these big shows on at malls. Women were throwing themselves on stage at him.'
'What’s nice with comedy is that you know it’s working if it’s funny. With drama you can watch people in the wings [of a theatre] and you don’t know if they are suffering [with you] through your movie or they are just deeply bored. But yeah the externalisation was a relief…’ He hesitates and blurts, ‘A long time ago I went to see a shrink and he wrote me a prescription that said: “Do Comedy”.’