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Update: After speaking to Ms. Penny, she told The New York Observer she was shoved by the police, but not a victim of police brutality. And although the retweets have disappeared from her timeline, Ms. Penny said they were not deleted by herself.
You guys remember Laurie Penny? She’s the world’s luckiest woman: not only did she miss getting ht by a car, but she missed getting hit by a car by Ryan Gosling! As a writer and a feminist and a gentlewomen, the British journo was a tad ungrateful to Mr. Gosling for being famous enough that the media picked up her story and cast her as “the ditzy damsel in distress.”
Well she might not be ditzy, but Ms. Penny is certainly in distress…She’s been writing from the Chicago NATO protests, where she claims to be the victim of police brutality.
Last night, we broke the story that British writer Laurie Penny was saved from being hit by a taxi by Ryan Gosling. It was good feelings all around, especially after Ms. Penny took up the pen and wrote a piece for Gawker today about how, even though she was saved by Mr. Gosling–who was very kind for making sure she didn’t die–she doesn’t consider him a real hero. In fact, Ms. Penny would only consider her story newsworthy had Mr. Gosling not saved her.
Laurie Penny, a British writer for “the New Statesmen, Independent, Guardian, Al-Jazeera, The Nation and others” (according to her Twitter), just had the dreamiest brush with death ever. Ryan Gosling, he who breaks up fights in the middle of the street, stopped Ms. Penny from walking directly into a speeding taxi in New York today.