I disagree with you here. I don't think it is sexism. It would be if we, the audience, assumed that she was nice because she smiled and because she is female. But you can't urge the audience to be kind to one another and then not be kind yourself. That would be hypocritical. And it doesn't matter if it came from Ellen or from Johnny Carson.

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