Feminist Ryan Gosling’s Baby

Gosling, Mendes, and baby

Breaking News: Eva Mendes is Pregnant with Ryan Gosling’s Baby!                                                                                       — OK! Magazine, July 9, 2014

Hey girl.                                                                                                                                                                                                                — Feminist Ryan Gosling

Hey girl, Judith Butler encourages us to use camp to expose gender so I am wearing a pink ducky onesie today.

Hey girl, I won’t tone police your incessant wailing.

Hey girl, I wish we lived in a country where we could go to free state-sponsored child care together.

Hey girl, the yarn in these teeny tiny socks my grandma knit me is 100% Hobby Lobby-free.

Hey girl, you shouldn’t feel shame in your body because everyone poops.

Hey girl, Audre Lorde said self-care is an act of political warfare so I’m going to take another nap.

Hey girl, I recognize the loaded historical symbolism of yellow wallpaper but I like your parents’ gender-neutral decorating.

Hey girl, let’s discover the uses of the erotic by which I mean figure out how much soap my bellybutton can hold.

Hey girl, I’m trying to step back and make space for you and your perspective but I don’t know how to walk.

Hey girl, I think I’m going vegan as soon as I stop breastfeeding.

Hey girl, Eve Sedgwick reminded us that “people are different from each other” but I think we just burped at the same time.

Hey girl, I’m really glad my mom was able to decide whether and when to have me because she had access to reproductive health services, but I know that speaks to the privilege into which I was born 17 days ago.

Hey girl, I feel like Goodnight Moon is just waiting to be queered.

Hey girl, I can call you that without being patronizing and/or ironic because we are both infants and anything else would be ridiculous.

AlexandraAlexandra Brodsky is very happy for Eva Mendes.

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Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX, a national legal education campaign against campus gender-based violence. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. Through Know Your IX, she has organized with students across the country to build campuses free from discrimination and violence, developed federal policy on Title IX enforcement, and has testified at the Senate. At Yale Law, Alexandra focuses on antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Alexandra is committed to developing and strengthening responses to gender-based violence outside the criminal justice system through writing, organizing, and the law. Keep an eye out for The Feminist Utopia Project, co-edited by Alexandra and forthcoming from the Feminist Press (2015).

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX.

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