Most women in the workplace have experienced manterrupting – the practice of male counterparts interrupting females while engaged in business meetings. But you may be surprised to learn that even the women who have reached the highest court in the America, the U.S. Supreme Court, also experience this cognitive bias. Two researchers, Tonja Jacobi and Dylan Schweer, from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law found that female Justices were subject to 52% of the interruptions by male counterparts despite constituting only 22% of the court. The female Justices’ strategies for combating this serves as food for thought for women whose work environments tolerate this form of disrespect.
How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cut Down on the Supreme Court’s ‘Manterrupting’