David Letterman Is Just as Confused As You Are About Late Night TV's Lack of Female Hosts

"I don't know why they didn't give my show to a woman..."

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When David Letterman bid farewell to late night television, the CBS powers that be were like "Wow, now's our opportunity to hire a woman!" and that, friends, is why Samantha Bee is currently the host of The Late Show

LOL, just kidding, none of that happened! Instead, CBS hired Stephen Colbert, a man whose writers' room (opens in new tab) was originally made up of 19 men and two women. Just, ugh

While this kind of immense sexism is unsurprising due to #ThePatriarchy, there's simply no reasonable excuse for the lack of ladies on late night TV. Ask David Letterman, he gets it.

Preach, David Letterman. And in case you're thinking to yourself, "but Amy Schumer doesn't want to host a show!" please note: there are many other women who do. 

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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.