“At this moment, there are more females serving on the United States Supreme Court than there are writing for Late Show with David Letterman, The Jay Leno Show, and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien combined. Out of the 50 or so comedy writers working on these programs, exactly zero are women.”

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Via TGW:   In this Vanity Fair article, Nell Scovell talks about the sexual politics and “hostile work environment” that she experienced while writing for David Letterman.

–Ann Bartow

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  2. tinfoilhattie says:

    Last pargraph in the article (emphasis mine):

    But I have a dream:that one day a late-night writers’ room will be filled with poop jokes and fart jokes and jerking-off-to-Angelina-Jolie’s-face-on-a-magazine jokes, and everyone will laugh, including men and women of all creeds and colors.

    If all she wants to do is join the gang in perpetuating hateful “jokes” about women, I hope nobody ever hires her to write for late-night TV, already a cesspool of misogyny.

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