Ryan Gosling Saved a Woman's Life

April 4, 2012 By:
Ryan Gosling Saved a Woman's Life

'All in a day’s work for...SuperGosling' * Tosses off aviators, rips open shirt. *

Remember when Bradley Cooper won ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ and a bunch of ladies started that petition saying it should’ve been Ryan Gosling? They were right.
Ryan Gosling apparently saved a woman from getting run over by a taxi, and that woman was Laurie Penny—a reporter for The New Statesman, The Independent, The Guardian, and Al-Jazeera.

Laurie Tweeted: “I literally, LITERALLY just got saved from a car by Ryan Gosling. Literally. That actually just happened.”

Laurie then wrote an article about her experience for Gawker. It was titled: ‘Ryan Gosling Saved Me From a Speeding Car But There’s War In the Middle East So Everyone Calm Down.’

“Everybody needs to calm down about Ryan Gosling saving me from a speeding car,” Laurie writes. “I am grateful to the dashing and meme-worthy Mr. Gosling, just as I am grateful to every other kind New Yorker who has saved me from oncoming traffic in recent weeks.”

So apparently, this thing happens to Laurie all the time. Ryan Gosling was bound to be tossed into her clumsiness at some point.

Laurie also Tweeted that she’s been getting a ton of phone calls pouring in and says:

“I don't mean to be a d-ckhead about this but I really think it's a bit of a fuss over not very much. It did make me laugh, but life goes on.”

She does, however, admit: “I was a little bit swoony after it happened — but in fairness, I'll swoon over a cheese sandwich if it gives me a saucy look.”

Most importantly, Laurie doesn’t want to be labeled as some sort of damsel in distress. She finishes her piece: “As a feminist, a writer, and a gentlewoman of fortune, I refuse to be cast in any sort of boring supporting female role, even though I have occasional trouble crossing the road, and even though I did swoon the teeniest tiniest bit when I realized it was him. I think that's lazy storytelling, and I'm sure Ryan Gosling would agree with me.”