Mar 8, 2017

How often do men interrupt women? There's an app for that.


Just in time for International Women's Day, there is a mobile app that adds up just how often women are interrupted by men in meetings.

Women Interrupted is a free app that analyzes audio recorded on a smartphone to calculate the number of "manterruptions," which the app's creators note is a huge problem for women.

The data: A 1975 study found that only one out of 48 interruptions in the conversations they studied was made by a woman. More recent studies have had similar results, also finding that men are far more likely to interrupt women than other men.

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