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Gender Bias and the Pervasive Interruption of Women

Immediately, articles entitled “Google Executive Guilty of ‘Manterruption,’” “Google To Stop “Manterrupting” With Unconscious Bias Training,” and “Google Chairman Manterrupts Female Tech Leader at SXSW to Mansplain Need for Diversity in Tech” took over the media coverage of this awkward but illustrative moment.

EXCERPT:

Women have been talking for decades about the realities of consistently being interrupted by men when they speak in the workplace; however, the focus on men interrupting women at work has recently intensified to a point where new vocabulary has emerged to better describe the nuances of women’s interrupted realities.  This new vocabulary is deliberately sarcastic, not to disrespect or demean, but to highlight the frustration that the interruptive behavior continues to engender.  What does this new vocabulary tell us about what women are experiencing in the workplace and how these experiences shape the careers of these women?

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Inclusive Communications & InteractionsInclusive CulturesPromotion & AdvancementSystemic Bias Interruption in Promotion & AdvancementWomenWomen's Empowerment
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