Clinton gives us a master class on how to neutralise the 'mansplainers'
On Monday night, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met on stage at Hofstra University to debate the important issues of the US election: Clinton's deleted emails and whether it's ever okay to call a woman a "fat pig." Into that heady mix we got a crash course in 'mansplaining' too.
Every woman who has ever been mansplained to or patronised at work by a bigger, blustery man watched the first presidential debate through their fingers. You see, no matter how much a woman accomplishes, we must still put up with being talked over and patronised.
Now, the debate stage, despite all the pleas from moderators, is never a nice place. Lester Holt gave his instructions to Clinton and Trump not to talk over each other and to respect the two-minute time limit they were allotted to answer each question. That didn't happen, with Trump interrupting Clinton a whopping 51 times. He just couldn't stop talking, while she only spoke over him 17 times.