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Men and Women in Conversation

I’ve noticed this before but I remain struck by the power of it. Women are socialized to defer to men in conversation. They are socialized to wait till men stop talking and then to offer their opinions and insight. Men are socialized to speak up, to share their views, even to interrupt one another when speaking; yes, I know interrupting is considered rude but men are socialized that it may be okay to interrupt if what you have to say is important or refutes what another person says.

Even among educated professionals, I see this dynamic play itself out.

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