The Black-ish star started her powerful opener, calling harassment "a systemic problem" that "has enabled a culture of inequity to persist for far too long".
"There is something I want to talk about tonight and that is the Hollywood harassment scandal". It's not even a scandal.
Since some men seem to be confused about what does or does not constitute harassment, Ross made a decision to explain it to them in the simplest possible way, using a children's book that she wrote about-and for-sexual harassers.
For all the men out there who may not comprehend the magnitude of the recent wave of sexual harassment allegations, does Tracee Ellis Ross have a message for you. "It's kind of like a children's book for men".
To clear the air, Ross wrote a parody-style children's book that while at first may appear amusing, makes you realize how serious the problem really is.
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"You may not compliment my butt, you may not call me "ho" or 'slut.' And even if you're stoned or drunk, do not expose me to your junk".
If you're a woman, you're not a fan.
She concluded, to resounding applause, "So Handsy man, if you're still confused, whether your behavior will be excused, I'll say it clearly, nice and slow".
Ross opened the show with a little quip about on-screen diversity: "I know what you guys are thinking". Thus, audiences everywhere learned "And if I am your employee/don't rest your hand upon my knee". "If she doesn't consent, the answer is NO", Ross finished.