Hannah Gadsby Is Sick Of Misogyny Hot Takes From 'Good Men'
In true Hannah Gadsby style, the Tasmanian comedian has called out the 'Jimmys' and the 'Davids' of the entertainment world.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the Nanette creator says she has had an absolute gutful of 'good men' sharing their views about the Harvey Weinsteins of the world.
"I find good men talking about bad men incredibly irritating, and this is something the good men are doing a lot of at the moment," Gadsby told the crowd at the Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment event last night.
"I’m sick of turning my television on at the end of the day to find anywhere up to 12 Jimmys giving me their hot take.
"Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with the Jimmys and the Davids and the other Jimmys — good guys, great guys. Some of my best friends are Jimmys," she said.
"But the last thing I need right now in this moment in history is to have to listen to men monologue about misogyny and how other men should just stop being 'creepy', as if that’s the problem. 'If only these bad men just knew how not to be creepy!' Is that the problem? Men are not creepy.
"Do you know what’s creepy? Spiders, because we don’t know how they move. Rejecting the humanity of a woman is not creepiness; it is misogyny," the comedian said.
Gadsby went on to explain the danger of 'good men' drawing a line in the sand to condemn the sexual predators that make the headlines -- separating them from the men who commit sexual assault who merely "misread the rules".
"My problem is that according to the Jimmys, there’s only two types of bad men. There’s the Weinstein/Bill Cosby types who are so utterly horrible that they might as well be different species to the Jimmys," she said.
"And then there are the FOJs: the Friends of Jimmy. These are apparently good men who misread the rules — garden-variety consent dyslexics," Gadsby added.
Gadsby ended her speech by urging white women to avoid drawing the very same line in the sand -- and encouraged them to listen back to her speech and replace the word 'man' with 'white person', 'straight', 'cis', 'able-bodied' or 'neurotypical'.
"Everybody believes they are fundamentally good, and we all need to believe we are fundamentally good because believing you are fundamentally good is part of the human condition," Gadsby told the Hollywood crowd.
"But if you have to believe someone else is bad in order to believe you are good, you are drawing a very dangerous line. In many ways, these lines in the sand we all draw are stories we tell to ourselves so we can still believe we are good people," Gadsby warned.
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