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(Yahoo)   Ryan Gosling saves British reporter from being run down by a cab in NYC. So of course, instead of thanking him, the reporter uses the opportunity to criticize America's obsession with celebrity culture and its anti-feminist attitudes   (news.yahoo.com ) divider line
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2012-04-06 01:36:03 PM  
Look, toots.

Here's the skinny.

Feminism was overdue, necessary and achieved most of it's stated goals in about 6 years.

Now it's just one more piss pipe that moves a lot of money around and keeps people barking bullsh*t at each other. If you're not saddened by this, I'm more feminist than you.
 
2012-04-06 01:38:05 PM  

GreenSun: There are feminists who simply want to be treated equality with respect and dignity like men, and there are femiNAZIS who belittle men and think they are trash. This femiNAZI reporter, after being saved by a man, who also happens to be a handsome celebrity, naturally feels as so embarrassed and degraded. How could such a mere man, who's supposed to be trash and lives without care of others, have saved her from being killed? It defies her logic.

Gosling did the right thing. He saved the TRASH of humanity, the SEXIST, the femiNAZI. At least now people will be able to identify truly respectable women from those crazy femiNAZIS.


On the one hand, I agree with you. Feminists come in two varieties. On the other hand, respect has to be earned no matter WHO you are. Man or woman, if you scream at me "RESPECT ME I DEMAND YOUR RESPECT WHARLGARBRLRL" that gives me no reason to respect you. Earn it. Actions speak louder than words and don't be a coont.

I think if ANYONE saves her life, male or female, it deserves the same respect. Doesn't matter if it was Gosling or Meg Ryan. Don't be ungrateful.

/golden rule
 
2012-04-06 01:38:36 PM  

mitchcumstein1: sephjnr: mitchcumstein1: TheDumbBlonde: " a gentlewoman of fortune". Who the hell does she think she is? Jane Austen?

Jane Austen was a better writer than that.

What?

JANE AUSTEN WAS A BETTER WRITER THAN THAT.


Didn't she work on Left4Dead?
 
2012-04-06 01:46:33 PM  

Komplex: You know, I went to Liberal New England college at the height of the PC/Identity Politics Struggles, moved to NYC for grad school in a liberal female dominated field and not once was I ever chastised by Women/Womyn/Feminists/Femni-nazis for holding the door open for a woman. In fact they would say "Thanks." So my guess is you frat-boys are doing it wrong.

And reading her actual article, it seems like she's no worse than Farkers who complain about the liberal use of the hero tag.


It's not the chastising. It's that you owe her the open door. You owe her the cab. You owe her a drink if you're not too lame for her to accept it. You owe her in the classroom. You owe her the career. You owe her a safe surrounding of political correctness free of harsh language and stereotypical male behavior. You owe her a spot in your private men's only clubs. You owe her your money in a joint account but you can't spend it. You owe her the ability to chastize your parenting and general homekeeping skills though she lacks both. You owe her custody. You owe her child support. You owe her alimony.

And she owes you nothing.

Summary: Take until the last day of your life to find the right woman if you have to.

/happily married after a few years dating some attractive but ungodly shrews...had I known then what I know now, yada yada.
 
2012-04-06 01:59:32 PM  
I hold the door for women sometimes. If anyone gives me crap about it I politely explain that I mistakenly thought she had Down's syndrome.
 
2012-04-06 02:03:21 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: And she owes you nothing.


Get some post-it notes. Scribble "I changed my mind" on them.

Glue them to any issue, any unkept promise, any commitment or word you've given on any matter, regardless of the gravitas involved, then merrily prance off to unavailable land.

Now try it without the vagina. Make sure your medical is paid up, first. The rotting cake on feminism's plate. Let me show it to you.

That's the cover charge, ladies. That's the 10.00 at the door to this magical equality. Keep. Your. Word. The rest is just hype and sh*tty magazine articles.
 
2012-04-06 02:03:53 PM  
zeio
This coming from a guy whose country still has royalty and have unleashed the most evil family in the world, the Rothchilds. The British have taught 400 level classes in subjugation and this guy nitpicks on the Idiocracy going on here?

Really? I mean... really? Don't tell me you actually believe the conspiracy theories.

lewismarktwo, ihatedumbpeople, GreenSun
feminazi

Feminazi is such a great word that's not the least bit misogynistic. Obviously people who are feminist to the point that it bothers you are just like Hitler. They probably want to load men onto rail cars and take them to camps to be gassed and burned. It's a good thing we have noble warriors such as yourselves to protect us from this potential holocaust.
 
2012-04-06 02:07:43 PM  
cache.ohinternet.com
 
2012-04-06 02:09:39 PM  
Meh. Douchebag for certain, but i have more important issues to think about, like global warming conspiracies, the validity of Obama's birth certificate, and the quantity of navel lint i just dug out of my belly button.
 
2012-04-06 02:10:06 PM  
I'm going to stick my neck out and say the weekly abuse of Meg Griffin is the most important feature on television today. It's funny, and I'm allowed to laugh at it.
 
2012-04-06 02:13:24 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: I'm going to stick my neck out and say the weekly abuse of Meg Griffin is the most important feature on television today. It's funny, and I'm allowed to laugh at it.


Shut up, Nana's Vibrator.
 
2012-04-06 02:13:54 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: I'm going to stick my neck out and say the weekly abuse of Meg Griffin is the most important feature on television today. It's funny, and I'm allowed to laugh at it.


I don't know what's more embarrassing. Getting wood over Jessica Rabbit or feeling sorry for Meg Griffin.
 
2012-04-06 02:19:30 PM  

bunner: Nana's Vibrator: I'm going to stick my neck out and say the weekly abuse of Meg Griffin is the most important feature on television today. It's funny, and I'm allowed to laugh at it.

I don't know what's more embarrassing. Getting wood over Jessica Rabbit or feeling sorry for Meg Griffin.


Shut up! There's nothing wrong with that. Nothing at all!

Also: Swing Shift Cinderella (new window)
 
2012-04-06 02:21:09 PM  
I started to get pissed at her, then I remembered I make more than the two chicks who do the same job as me.
 
2012-04-06 02:21:34 PM  

StaleCoffee: mitchcumstein1: sephjnr: mitchcumstein1: TheDumbBlonde: " a gentlewoman of fortune". Who the hell does she think she is? Jane Austen?

Jane Austen was a better writer than that.

What?

JANE AUSTEN WAS A BETTER WRITER THAN THAT.

Didn't she work on Left4Dead?


She's not Jane Austen, and she's not even Robert Louis Stevenson. The only place I've ever seen "gentleman of fortune" before now is in Treasure Island. Is she really comparing herself to those guys?
 
2012-04-06 02:26:43 PM  

RenownedCurator: Is she really comparing herself to those guys?


It's called sociocultural cut and paste. You endlessly reference other people's noted works or statements, and voîla. Instant assertions of credibility.
 
2012-04-06 02:28:56 PM  
Meh. Some ditzy hack uses this incident as an opportunity to spout off a load of generalising crap about Americans. Nothing to see here.
 
2012-04-06 02:38:49 PM  
This is why the British can't have nice colonies
 
2012-04-06 04:14:44 PM  
Look, I am kind of an idiot. I am constantly walking into things, losing my phone and keys, and wandering into traffic because I'm thinking about something else...

and then

What's more, I really do object to being framed as the ditzy damsel in distress in this story.


Then don't do ditzy things.
 
2012-04-06 04:14:46 PM  

RenownedCurator: StaleCoffee: mitchcumstein1: sephjnr: mitchcumstein1: TheDumbBlonde: " a gentlewoman of fortune". Who the hell does she think she is? Jane Austen?

Jane Austen was a better writer than that.

What?

JANE AUSTEN WAS A BETTER WRITER THAN THAT.

Didn't she work on Left4Dead?

She's not Jane Austen, and she's not even Robert Louis Stevenson. The only place I've ever seen "gentleman of fortune" before now is in Treasure Island. Is she really comparing herself to those guys?


Honestly when I read "Gentle(wo)man of fortune" I first thought of Byron and Trelawny and thought "Why does this biatch compare herself to 19th century poet adventurers when she can't even cross a farking street without being rescued like she's a bit part in an 80's video game?" but I thought that might give my geek away and toned it down. I don't think she had a solid reference of character with the phrase, really.
 
2012-04-06 04:29:41 PM  
Definitely not enough Manarchist Ryan Gosling in this thread.

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yes, sadly, these are arguments we really have...
 
2012-04-06 04:35:18 PM  
Next time, Gosling should let the car have her.
Next time, Baby Goose should feed her to it.
 
2012-04-06 05:35:51 PM  

umad: SweetSilverBlues: MoronLessOff: SweetSilverBlues: This is why those who believe inequality-without-emasculation can't have nice things.

Thank you to all who still aren't afraid to open doors and pull out chairs.

I still do this, and I've noticed other women in the area seem to be amazed by this.

*sigh* thank you also for understanding it was supposed to be "in [space] equality".

I can see where guys are coming from. It only takes one or two times getting their asses chewed by a femifascist for doing something nice before they finally say, "Ya know what? Fark this."

It is actually pretty great once you get used to the change. Being a complete asshole is way less stressful than worrying about other peoples' feelings all of the time. They aren't going to like you either way, so fark 'em.


I was unloading some gear from the car when my female friend, after struggling with a heavy box, said, "you have a penis, you carry this!". I answered, "you have a vote, you carry it." Shut ther the hell up.

/if she had just asked, I would have carried it
 
2012-04-06 05:42:06 PM  

GreenSun: There are feminists who simply want to be treated equality with respect and dignity like men, and there are femiNAZIS who belittle men and think they are trash. This femiNAZI reporter, after being saved by a man, who also happens to be a handsome celebrity, naturally feels as so embarrassed and degraded. How could such a mere man, who's supposed to be trash and lives without care of others, have saved her from being killed? It defies her logic.


I don't think she hates men, but she is embarrassed about being a real life damsel in distress who needed to be saved by a man. When it happens in the movies she has a fit.
 
2012-04-06 06:33:42 PM  

OgreMagi: umad: SweetSilverBlues: MoronLessOff: SweetSilverBlues: This is why those who believe inequality-without-emasculation can't have nice things.

Thank you to all who still aren't afraid to open doors and pull out chairs.

I still do this, and I've noticed other women in the area seem to be amazed by this.

*sigh* thank you also for understanding it was supposed to be "in [space] equality".

I can see where guys are coming from. It only takes one or two times getting their asses chewed by a femifascist for doing something nice before they finally say, "Ya know what? Fark this."

It is actually pretty great once you get used to the change. Being a complete asshole is way less stressful than worrying about other peoples' feelings all of the time. They aren't going to like you either way, so fark 'em.

I was unloading some gear from the car when my female friend, after struggling with a heavy box, said, "you have a penis, you carry this!". I answered, "you have a vote, you carry it." Shut ther the hell up.

/if she had just asked, I would have carried it


Meh. I would have carried it. It increases the chances of her being in a closer proximity to my penis in the future.
 
2012-04-06 07:34:35 PM  

beta_plus: /The Guardian - not a knee jerk anti-American and anti-semitic tabloid, but #1 with knee jerk anti-Americans and anti-semites who like reading tabloids


I NOE RITE it's so anti-Semitic that one of their food critics is Israeli!!!!

Yottam Ottolenghi (new window)

And the BBC is so anti-Semitic, they'd never hire joos like Stephen Fry or Louis Theroux...

/Quite enjoyed Yottam's documentary (new window) on the cuisine of Jerusalem.
//And Louis' documentary (new window) on the hardcore Israeli nationalists; he got tear-gassed by the IDF for that.
///And Fry's documentary (new window) on Wagner, and his struggle to reconcile his love of Wagner's music with the fact that he lost family at Auschwitz.
////But never mind that, all balanced and considered reporting of the world as it is today is anti-Semitic.
//The Grauniad has also never been a tabloid; it changed to berliner format from broadsheet recently.
 
2012-04-06 08:03:11 PM  
What is it about men having the name 'Ryan' that makes the media (and hence the pubic) vastly overrate their looks?

Mini-face Ryan Reynolds
Short-a-chromosome-face Ryan Gosling

Yeah, yeah, PR guys, we get it, you paid a lot of media a lot of money to tell us these guys are good looking. I still don't believe you. Defined abs does not automatically equal hot guy. Butterface at best.
 
2012-04-06 11:28:02 PM  

MoronLessOff: SweetSilverBlues: This is why those who believe inequality-without-emasculation can't have nice things.

Thank you to all who still aren't afraid to open doors and pull out chairs.

I still do this, and I've noticed other women in the area seem to be amazed by this.


Mr. Digitalrain still does this kind of thing too. Not pulling out chairs necessarily, but holding doors, etc...

I still remember when we were first dating. It was my birthday and my parents were in from out of town.

We all got together at Shells (seafood place) and it just so happened that Mr. D and I ordered the
same thing. Since it was a fairly large party at our table, not all of the food came out together. Mr. D's
dinner came out with the first round and after the waitress set it down and left, he promptly picked it
up and set it down in front of me.

He didn't make a big fuss about it, he just did it. Won over my mother immediately.
 
2012-04-07 12:21:58 AM  
Q: Why did the woman cross the road?
A: Who cares, what was she doing out of the kitchen?
 
2012-04-07 12:36:18 AM  
I bet she regrets leaving the kitchen
 
2012-04-07 11:07:42 AM  

SweetSilverBlues: beta_plus: SweetSilverBlues: This is why those who believe inequality-without-emasculation can't have nice things.

Thank you to all who still aren't afraid to open doors and pull out chairs.

We're not afraid. We're just tired of being treated like trash for doing so while you shower assholes with societal and sexual rewards.

/I know, I know, not all women are like that

Have faith! I think the ones outraged by common decency are becoming fewer. I hope so.

My arms were overloaded with packages one day and I was trying to get into a Starbucks. A very nice man got up from his seat and hurried over to help me. I bought him a $5 gift card. Not much, but I'd been having a REALLY crappy day and he improved it 100% with that one kindness.

I don't get why some women would see such a thing as "He's a misogynist pig! He thinks I can't open the door cuz I'm a weak widdle woman!"

No, he did it because he's a decent human being. See how easy that is?


I like all parts of this story, and needed to hear it.

Guys are always weirded out when I open doors for them, and I feel it's polite to do that.
 
2012-04-07 11:16:36 AM  

umad: It is actually pretty great once you get used to the change. Being a complete asshole is way less stressful than worrying about other peoples' feelings all of the time. They aren't going to like you either way, so fark 'e


That's completely accurate.

Since I've almost gotten hit by cars running red lights a few times [I jumped out of the way] and one time because I was staring at someone's tits, I'm going to require Ryan Gosling to be by my side at all times when I leave the house. I'll expect your call shortly Ryan.
 
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