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Blog: Do men interrupt women more often than they interrupt men?

[March 15, 2021]

Do men interrupt women more often than they interrupt men? This question was on the news this week, as female members of the government shared that they felt prime minister Rutte interrupts them more often than he interrupts male colleagues. The press picked up on this, and used headlines such as ‘Men interrupt women three times more often’. Is this true?

Tessa van Charldorp isa trained conversation analist and wrote a blog about her vision on the research underlying these claims. Find the blog post here [Dutch only].