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Divine, chocolate-covered Ryan Gosling hath spoken.

Ryan Gosling: UK Premiere of 'The Nice Guys'
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"I think women are better than men," he told ES Magazine while in London promoting The Nice Guys.

Do you hear that?

That is the sound of men everywhere racing to the Self-Help section of their nearest Barnes & Noble.

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"I’ve always liked women more," Gosling went on.

"I was brought up by my mother and older sister. I found my way into dance class. My home life now is mostly women. They are better than us. They make me better."

Go on, my beautiful Gosling.

"They are stronger. More evolved."

And then, without the journalist needing to prod into his personal life (a topic which was off-limits), Gosling mentioned his growing family (albeit briefly).

"You can tell especially when you have daughters [Gosling has two, Esmeralda, 18 months and one-month-old Amada with girlfriend, Eva Mendes] and you see their early stages, they are just leaps and bounds beyond boys immediately."

And yes, he does think a female president is just what the Oval Office needs.

"I think it needs a woman’s touch," he said, careful not to elaborate further on his political views.


The Canadian-born actor has seen the way men behave around women, and thinks it’s time they got a taste of their own medicine.

"‘It’s our time as men to be on the receiving end of the stick. I grew up with women so I’ve always been aware of it.

"When my mother and I walked to the grocery store, men would circle the block in cars," Gosling recalled.

"It was very scary, especially as a young boy. Very predatory; a hunt."

Even at his manliest, Gosling still feels feminine.

"I’d say 49 per cent, sometimes 47 per cent," he admitted.

"It depends on what day you catch me."

ILY, Ryan Gosling.