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Stephen Colbert doesn’t want to mansplain to you — but he does want you to know he’s on the side of feminism.

“To be honest, sometimes I wonder whether the world would be a better place if women were in charge,” the future Late Show host wrote in a piece for Glamour. “But until that revolution I will continue to fight for women, because I’m a man who is deeply in touch with my femininity.” (And by that, he means he’s somewhere on the gender spectrum between “Channing Tatum and Winnie the Pooh.”)

Colbert ends the humorous essay on a more serious note: “Point is, I’m here for you, and that means I’m going to do my best to create a Late Show that not only appeals to women but also celebrates their voices,” he wrote. “These days TV would have you believe that being a woman means sensually eating yogurt, looking for ways to feel confident on heavy days, and hunting for houses. But I’m going to make a show that truly respects women, because I know that there’s more than one way to be one.”

Read the full essay over at Glamour, and see The Late Show when it premieres on CBS Sept. 8.

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