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Monday night was a historic night as Hillary Clinton became the first woman from a major political party to appear in a presidential debate—but it also became a show of something many women are all too familiar with.
Within the first half-hour of the debate, people started to notice that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump interrupted Clinton quite often as she answered moderator Lester Holt’s questions or rebutted Trump’s responses. While they might not have known to what extent, websites such as Vox were dutifully keeping track of how often those interruptions came in.
Trump has interrupted Hillary Clinton more times than he has proposed actual policy. #debatenight
— Elizabeth Plank (@feministabulous) September 27, 2016
In the first 26 minutes of the debate, Trump interrupted Clinton 25 times.
As the debate weathered on, some viewers, women in particular, pointed out that Clinton looked like she’d become a master at listening to men talking over her.
My friends & I were taking shots every time Trump interrupted Clinton. My BFF Chad is dead 🙁
— Sage Boggs (@sageboggs) September 27, 2016
Many saw parallels between Trump’s frequent interruptions of Clinton and the frequency of male interruptions that occur in the workplace, which is often called manterrupting. Studies show that women are interrupted more often than men, who usually talk more in meetings. Women talk less (although they’re often believed to talk more), and the male executives who talk more are perceived as being more competent than female executives who do.
By the end of the debate, the number of interruptions had crawled up to 51.
When placed together in a supercut, it’s pretty overwhelming.
Clinton interrupted Trump as well, but that number is significantly smaller at 17 times throughout the debate. And Holt interrupted both Clinton and Trump in his capacity as a moderator—but that was usually to do the necessary job of fact-checking Trump.
Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.