Well, the numbers are in, and—surprise!—Trump still got in more words than Clinton.
— CNN (@CNN) October 10, 2016
Granted, Trump may have sucked up that extra minute with all his complaints that Clinton had longer to speak, but as women online were quick to point out, this skewed reality of men thinking they are slighted by women, when things are more or less fair, is a common phenomenon.
The Trump campaigned whined that Hillary spoke more. That's wrong. Donald spoke 1m5s more. It's just Hillary had so much more substance.
— Nicole Belle (@NicoleBelle) October 10, 2016
Guess you didn't watch the debate. Trump spoke more than Hillary Clinton (only by a minute) but hey, whatever flies your lying, racist boat. https://t.co/ljFGMTlu0Q
— Gord Macey (@GordMacey) October 10, 2016
As Daily Dot staff writer Jaya Saxena pointed out recently, Geena Davis did a study on this whole “men think equality = oppression” bit. At her Gender Institute in Media, Davis found that “if there’s 17 percent women [in a group], the men in the group think it’s 50-50. And if there’s 33 percent women, the men perceive that as there being more women in the room than men.”
In other words, men are so used to dominating—conversation, career ladders, women’s personal spaces—that when women get just a little more piece of the pie, it seems like they’ve taken over. But in reality, they’re usually still ahead. Even if it’s just by a minute of huffing, puffing, and sniffling.