Hannah Gadsby rose to prominence with her Netflix special, Hannah Gadsby: Nanette. The special was an instant hit among social circles mainly because of the hard-hitting content the woman put across about body-shaming, sexual harassment and homophobia. Gadsby recently spoke about the ‘incredibly irritating’ phenomenon of ‘good men talking about bad men’ in her speech at the Women in Entertainment gala, presented by the Hollywood Reporter. Her speech, which went viral overnight, we saw her presenting an argument about which men are good and which are bad - and a line that invariably benefits them. Further, talking about misogyny at length, she also stated that she disagrees with the fact that the bad men are referred to as ‘creepy’.
“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,” she said. “Good guys, great guys; some of my best friends are Jimmy. But the last thing I need right now, in this moment in history, is having to listen to men monologue about misogyny, and how other men should just stop being creepy … Rejecting the humanity of a woman is not creepiness. It is misogyny."
She also mentioned that women should be in control of the line that men draw a line between ‘good’ and ‘bad’.
“Men will draw a different line for every occasion. They have a line for the locker room; a line for when their wives, mothers, daughters and sisters are watching; another line for when they’re drunk and fretting; another line for nondisclosure; a line for friends; and a line for foes.”
A word for the women out there:
“Women should be in control of that line, no question.”