Forbes.com recently posted an article entitled ‘Can I still be a feminist if I...?’ concerning all the classic conundrums some people think can’t be compatible with feminism. Such as making a boyfriend a sandwich or wearing heels.
It’s been a recurring problem in all the waves of feminism that groups of women band together to tell other groups of women what is and isn’t feminist/acceptable.
But here’s my question.
Can I still be a feminist if I… don’t care about Ryan Gosling?
Sorry. I realise I’m totally letting the side down here but I just don’t get it. I don’t understand the joking (but kind of not really) Jezebel posts tagged Hey Girl about Mr Gosling.
I admit (and this could make things worse) I’ve never even seen a Ryan Gosling film. Mainly because, well wasn’t he in The Notebook? I don’t…that’s not really the kind of film I go to see.
I agree he’s managed to crack out the odd sensible quote. It is just unfortunate today’s the day I decided to come out as indifferent to Gosling, because today’s the day his quote: “I once brought knives into school because ‘I actually thought I Was Rambo’” is everywhere.
Thought he was Rambo.
Well he sounds like a keeper.
I am in agreement with The Notebook director Nick Cassavetes, who apparently told Gosling “I want you to play this role because you’re not like the other young actors out there in Hollywood. You’re not handsome, you’re not cool, you’re just a regular guy who looks a bit nuts.”
Well I get THAT, Cassavetes. Apart from the ‘a bit nuts’ part.
I think it’s kind of sad we’re so low on Hollywood men who are happy to discuss feminism in understanding terms that we seemingly only have one guy to focus an awful lot of attention on.
There have to be more out there, please can you make yourselves known or can readers make suggestions in the comments. Quickly, I’m about to be kicked out of the feminist fold.