This New App was Created to Ensure Women Stop Getting Interrupted
BETC, an ad agency in Sao Paulo, Brazil, created the app "Women Interrupted" in honor of International Women's Day.
The app listens to all of our conversations and then calculates how many times men interrupt women in everyday life — a title dubbed "manterrupting."
"We, women, struggle every day to get our space in the workplace and the right to express ourselves. When we get there, Manterrupting reduces our participation," Gal Barradas, co-CEO of BETC Sao Paulo, told The New York Times.
Here's how it works.
Once you download the app, you record your voice into it for voice recognition. The app then silently listens in on your conversations while counting interruptions in real time.
Pretty cool, right? We thought so.
Don't worry — your privacy is secure, as the company claims it does not record any of your conversations.
The idea for "Women Interrupted" evolved after a September presidential debate where Donald Trump interrupted Hillary Clinton 51 times.
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