When people all of a sudden can’t hear you in a meeting…

Dealing with mansplaining? Always speaking up in meetings and no one hears you? But a male coworker literally repeats word for word what you said and all of a sudden everyone can hear again…..🙃

So what is mansplaining?

mansplaining
/ˈmanˌsplāniNG/
noun

INFORMAL
  1. the explanation of something by a man, typically to a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing.

Thanks Google 👌🏽

Here are a few things you can do to help stop this behavior. 

1. address the person doing the mansplaining, and ask if they are aware of what their doing. Start with giving the benefit of the doubt. Just in case. 

2. If it keeps happening and you’re just fed up with it. Right after they repeat what you said you can take “thank you for clarifying/summarizing what I just said” 

3. If you’re too shy or nervous to say anything, you can to find an ally that will do a positive redirect and help the room refocus on what you were explaining. 

 

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