Ryan Reynolds is coming for the Feminist Ryan meme crown

Move over, Gosling.
Published April 2, 2020 9:32 a.m. EST
Last Updated April 2, 2020 4:44 p.m. EST
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Hey, gurl. If you’re tired of trying to destroy the patriarchy on your own, Ryan Reynolds will amplify your voice without taking credit for your work. That’s right, there’s a new Feminist Ryan on the block, and because Canada is only big enough for one Feminist Ryan, we are going to have to sideline Ryan Gosling for the time being. Sorry boo, you had a good run. (JK, we love you and we welcome all feminists named Ryan).Reynolds earned his Feminist badge on Wednesday night when he video-chatted with Stephen Colbert for another at-home edition of The Late Show. Speaking from his home in British Columbia, he talked about the strong female presence in his dwelling and how he frankly kinda prefers it.“I’m here with my wife, Blake, our three daughters... and my mother-in-law is here. She’s a lifesaver, it’s been incredible to have her here. She doesn’t know it—actually, she’s emergency food if this gets real,” he joked (we think). “I will not hesitate to eat the children.”
“Wait a second, you’re the only man in a house with five women?” Colbert asked, heading into comedy territory dangerously close to the reductive naggy-wife trope. Ryan wasn't having it, though.“Yeah,” he said. “I’m doing my part to wipe men off the face of the earth.” Wow—that's how it's done, gentlemen. Wipe that misogyny away with a quick flick of the wrist.Naturally, Colbert, ever the devil's advocate and the pinnacle of rugged masculinity himself (HA!), asked the followup, “Do you miss masculine company like mine?”“I do not miss masculine company at all,” Ryan said, because he’s a Feminist Icon. “Really, most men tend to just be the architects of someone’s demise.”Yas, Kween! Is that Ryan Reynolds or is it the lyrics to Lizzo’s next big smash hit? We can’t tell. Our beacon of ally perfection had more to say, so please, lean in. “I try not to push gender normative ideas on my kids, but each one as they came out of the chute, they wanted to make dresses. They wanted to dress in hot pink all day. That’s what I do. This morning I made dresses out of tissue paper, which was fun.”Did Van Wilder and Deadpool just use the term "gender normative ideas?" Someone’s been reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.[video_embed id='1931357']RELATED: Ryan Reynolds made a special online appearance at Toronto’s Sick Kids hospital[/video_embed]Of course the interview wasn’t just about how Reynolds is taking down the patriarchy with his bare hands, he also talked at length about the work he and Blake Lively are doing to provide some relief and aid to those struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. He made a donation to Sick Kids hospital in Toronto this week, and he and Blake have made sizable contributions to help the bartenders of Canada and America after thousands lost their jobs due to the quarantine.True to form, he and Stephen decided to get half-cut on gin during this convo, (Ryan on his own Aviation Gin, naturallt) and they proceeded to make quarantinis like the smooth gents they are. “You look too healthy to own a gin company,” Stephen whined. “I have a physique that lends itself to drinking.”So he’s a feminist, he donates to charity and he's a mean bartender. The thirst is real.[video_embed id='1932229']BEFORE YOU GO: Samuel L. Jackson says ‘STAY THE F HOME’[/video_embed]