Here’s the thing – I never watch Chelsea Handler. It’s not surprising to me that she has the highest number of female writers, and I’m happy about that. But, even as a woman who wants to see more female writers employed, the information doesn’t impact my actual viewing preferences. I’m still going to keep watching The Daily Show with their 2 female writers because I need to regurgitate all their jokes like a vomitous baby eagle if I’m ever in situations where I have to talk about politics. The information makes me think more highly of Chelsea Handler, but it won’t make me watch the show (because I have limited time to watch shows). But maybe it makes a difference to some people? I sort of hope it does, because I’d like to believe that there’s some incentive for shows to hire more female writers.
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