THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL | I’ma Let You Finish, but Stop Interrupting Women
Remember 2009 when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift at the VMAs and we all laughed and it either made you love Kanye or hate Kanye? It’s probably the most familiar example of a pervasive cultural phenomenon: manterrupting. If you’re a man, you’ve probably done it; if you’re a woman, you’ve probably experienced it. It’s an insidious social occurrence that emboldens men to speak over women and silences women from speaking up for fear of being perceived as too outspoken. It dictates all spheres of discourse, from the workplace to academia, from popular culture to the political arena.