Allow this Australian senator to demonstrate how to shut down men interrupting you at work
An Australian Senator is so good at shutting down men who interrupt her, she might as well teach a master class.
The call-out successfully stopped MacDonald’s interruption without offering any acknowledgment of what he said. Wong immediately continued discussing the matter at hand, not giving her interrupter a chance to speak.
Moments later, someone tried to interrupt her again, and Wong skillfully deployed the same tactic.
Wong has a strong history of refusing to take crap from her fellow politicians and colleagues.
When the Attorney General of Australia, George Brandis, criticized the way she worded a question at a hearing in 2016, Wong was quick to clap back:
In all seriousness: Manterrupting is real, with multiple surveys and studies confirming that men interrupt women at dramatically higher rates than women interrupt men.
Raise a glass to all the women like Penny Wong who refuse to stand for it.