In this week's episode of The Soup, Joel McHale told a sexist joke, then brought out the writer, Tess Rafferty. You see, it's okay for Joel to make a misogynistic jab, as long as it's penned by the show's lone female writer. Just like how it's cool for a white person to say something racist if they heard it from a black friend first!
Maybe that's why most late night comedy shows have a single female writer on staff. (Though not Bill Maher. It's hard enough to find a woman who's funny, so hiring a female comedian who's knowledgable about politics would be nearly impossible, amirite?)
Similar stats were reported last year, but the infographic, which was posted today on Statette, allows you to keep a copy on hand while you're watching TV. Consult it whenever you suspect misogynistic humor may have been generated by a room full of dudes. If you see a token lady or two, it probably means your silly lady brain just misunderstood the joke.
Female Writers In Late Night By The Numbers [Statette]