Ryan Gosling Is Awesome Because Of His Mom, Ballet

Sadly, the quotes from Feminist Ryan Gosling were never uttered by the perpetually-shirtless one himself, but in an interview with The Independent, he explains what makes him the type of man we imagine might yap about Judith Butler. When asked about growing up with his mother and his sister after his parents divorced, he said:

"I think like a girl, I think ... I was literally raised by my mother and my sister. And I just feel like I wouldn't know how to think any other way. My sister was my best friend and my hero growing up. Because I was home-schooled I didn't have a lot of friends and I did ballet, which was always just girls. All of that had an effect on my brain."

Gosling adds that though he's been busy lately, he still practices at a ballet studio in L.A. where you could be ogling him in tights:

"A lot of the students are young girls so they're there with their mums but they just kind of watch and tell me to keep it up. They try and be positive but I'm so bad. I don't even know what I like about it but it's like acting, I'm just compelled to do it and I do it to find out why. The not knowing is interesting."

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