Hepeating: When Men Say What You Just Said But Louder

Did he repeat what I just said to be supportive because he doesn’t think everyone heard what I said? Or does he want the credit? Surely if he were being supportive, he would have repeated what I said while crediting me for it… “As Jane just said,” or, “I think Jane’s idea was good.” 

Not much has changed since the early 1980s when Dale Spender recorded and timed how long and often women spoke in conversations with men. However, at least we now that we have a name for it, we can call it out!

Moreover, men literally have no clue how much they talk. When Spender asked students to evaluate their perception of who talked more in a given discussion, women were pretty accurate; but men perceived the discussion as being “equal” when women talked only 15% of the time, and the discussion as being dominated by women if they talked only 30% of the time.” Spender, Dale, and Elizabeth Sarah, eds. Learning to Lose. London: The Women’s Press, 1982. (x)

https://tinyurl.com/3j9rnz62 Posted in Grazia 28.09.2017

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