Are they serious right now? Who has time for this sh*t? If a person, any person, interrupts you, STAND UP FOR YOURSELF! You don’t need an app to tell you when someone is being rude to you.
By James Barrett
Why do feminists continue to find more and more women unwilling to be included in their ranks? Because of obnoxious things like this: “Woman Interrupted,” an app that counts how many times a woman is “manterrupted.” Seriously. In fact, you can download it here.
The app was created by BETC Sao Paulo and released on International Women’s Day. It’s goal: to promote “equal rights” through “equal voices” by reducing “manterrupting.”
Here’s the app’s description on iTunes:
Equal rights start with equal voices.
Woman Interrupted App uses the smartphone to detect and help reduce Manterrupting – that is what we call when men interrupt women unnecessarily. This behaviour stops women from expressing their ideas at work, at home and in society as a whole.
Using the microphone on your device, the app detects whenever a male voice interrupts you (for female users) and whenever you interrupt a female voice (male users). Don’t worry. No audio is recorded: everything goes directly from sound to data.
Make your voice heard.
AdWeek clearly loved the new app, which it celebrated for exposing “how pervasive the [manterrupting] problem is.”
“The agency created the app after coming across a 2014 George Washington University study that found women get interrupted more than men,” explains AdWeek‘s Katie Richards.