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Tracee Ellis Ross Explains Sexual Harassment to Men Using a Children’s Book

I can’t even sit here and list every man in Hollywood that’s been accused of sexual harassment, but you know the stories of Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Dustin Hoffman, Matt Lauer, and on and on and on …

Well, Tracee Ellis Ross is sick of it and wants to explain sexual harassment to men in a way that’s so simple that even they can understand it: with a children’s book.

Ross was a guest host on Tuesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where she opened the show by saying:

“It isn’t a sex scandal. It isn’t a Hollywood scandal. It isn’t even a scandal. It is a systemic problem about the abuse of power that takes place across all industries and has enabled a culture of inequity to persist for far too long.”

Ross then read from a children’s book she wrote called The Handsy Man, which went as follows:

” So Handsy Man, If you’re still confused

whether your behavior will be excused

I’ll say it clearly, nice and slow.

If she doesn’t consent — the answer is NO!”

I mean, if they don’t understand that … there’s no hope.

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