If you’re not familiar, here’s a quick update: The cult of Ryan Gosling hit epic proportions when the ‘Hey Girl’ memes took off last year.
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The trend then took on an (awesome) feminist bent, with memes appearing that had Ryan saying things like “Hey Girl. Of course, no means no” and “Hey Girl, we don’t call our sisters ‘bitches'” and even “Hey Girl, I can’t believe that guy is using standpoint theory to frame The Avengers as a marginalised group”.
And now it is President Barack Obama’s chance to get some feminist meme action. After Todd Akin’s outrageous and absurd views on rape were aired, Obama called a press conference and reminded the world that:
Rape is rape. And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about doesn’t make sense to the American people and certainly doesn’t make sense to me.
So what I think these comments do underscore is why we shouldn’t have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women.
So Nerve jumped on board and complied a gallery of Obama’s best feminist quotes – all in the Ryan Gosling meme style.
And the results are pretty ace:
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