Stephen Colbert, going after the all-important female demographic, says his version of the “Late Show” will appeal to women and “celebrate their voices.”

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“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,” he writes in a hilarious Glamour magazine essay.

“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. Maybe you’re a woman who likes women. Maybe you like women and men. Maybe you’re a woman who’s recently transitioned. Maybe you’re a guy who’s reading this magazine because your girlfriend bought a copy and it looked interesting.”

Colbert has been rolling out a series of promotions ahead of his Sept. 8 debut on the CBS talk show, including one featuring his salt-and-pepper beard.

“When I premiered the Colbeard, the Internet burned to the ground, and … I made the cover of Homeless Sea Captain Monthly,” he says, before revealing CBS will make him shave it off because “Tom Selleck’s mustache has a non-compete clause.”

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