Okay, I admit. On Valentine’s Day, I need some flowers. Sorry to disappoint you all who believe that Valentine’s Day is just another commercial holiday that we shouldn’t be buying into, but my desire for roses (I’ll even take a dandelion) stems from an ex-boyfriend who got himself a tattoo “for me” on Valentine’s Day about 15 years ago.
“I have a surprise for you,” he said when he called on the phone earlier that day. Was I about to be showered with some special love and gifts from my sweet, but stoner and super-forgetful boyfriend?
He walked in the door with a big smile, then ripped off a giant bandage on his calf to reveal a half-naked pin up girl with curly brown hair sitting in a martini glass surrounded by aces.
I’m not kidding.
That is my PRESENT?
I would have preferred a butt smack.
My present to you is Ryan Gosling’s amazing feminist Valentine’s Day cards, via Rookie (the best site ever and man, why wasn’t I 16 at the same time as Tavi Gevinson?)
UPDATE: There’s a Feminist Ryan Gosling Tumblr! Apparently, I’m under a rock about Ryan Gosling’s meme spouting feminist theory all over the internet, but I had to share.
(For more Ryan Gosling Valentine’s Day cards, click here.)