"Stop interrupting me."
"I just said that."
"No explanation needed."
In fifth grade, I won the school courtesy prize. In other words, I
won an award for being polite. My brother, on the other hand, was
considered the class comedian. We were very typically socialized as a
"young lady" and a "boy being a boy." Globally, childhood politeness
lessons are gender asymmetrical. We socialize girls to take turns,
listen more carefully, not curse and resist interrupting in ways we do not expect boys to. Put another way, we generally teach girls subservient habits and boys to exercise dominance.
I routinely find myself in mixed-gender environments (life) where men
interrupt me. Now that I've decided to try and keep track, just out of
curiosity, it's quite amazing how often it happens. It's particularly
pronounced when other men are around.
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