Have you heard about “mansplaining”? That’s when a man explains something to a woman in a patronizing way

May 13, 20161 minute read

At the AWESOME Symposium – and in many of our companies – men show an increased understanding of the importance of diversity. They’re making a strong effort to eliminate bias in the workplace. On a larger scale, sometimes bias is unconscious – and a video by ATTN gives examples of “mansplaining” happening in business, on news programs, and in Congressional hearings.

The piece also says studies show that men tend to dominate 75% of the conversation in decision-making groups, and when women are talking they tend to get interrupted more often. This circumstance is inherent in our culture, says Soroya Chemaly, a writer and activist whose work focuses on the role of gender in culture, politics, religion and media, in a TED Talk (“The Credibility Gap: How Sexism Shapes Human Knowledge”) and an article titled “In mixed-gender groups can you guess who talks the most?”