Manterrupting: What it is and what to do about it

I came across this infographic on manterrupting about a year ago and meant to put it up on the blog then. I definitely felt like I could relate to it and if I can then I’m pretty sure so will a lot of other working women.

I kind of ‘lost’ the infographic but came across it again recently and decided not to waste any more time.

So what it manterrupting?

I’m sure we’ve all had it happen to us, you’re speaking in a meeting and your male colleague jumps in to reiterate your point. You don’t think much of it initially, until it starts happening more and more often. Whether he is reiterating your point, explaining the very same thing you just said, finishing off your sentences (not in the romantic way). Sometimes they will say out your idea that you may have mentioned to them earlier and taking credit for it or at least not giving you the full credit. 

Whatever it is you’re not delusional. It’s rude and unnecessary and can easily affect you in the workplace.

There are different terms used for this:

  • Mansplaining
  • Manterrupting
  • Bropropriating

The infographic below shows exactly how to deal when you find yourself in any of these sticky situations and how to even avoid them from happening.



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