This is why we created Woman Interrupted
An app that detects Manterruption in daily conversations.
Journal of Language and Social Psychology
According to Brigham Young University and Princeton
According to the University of Columbia.
According to a experiment by Slate Magazine.
Manterruption is a behaviour when men interrupt women unnecessarily. It stops women from expressing themselves and have deep impact in their studies, carreer and personal lives.
This is why we created Woman Interrupted APP.
To show that it happens more than we think. AND IT NEEDS TO STOP.
uses the microphone
on your phone to analyze
No conversations are recorded
or stored: everything goes from
voice to data, automatically.
This is a beta version. We are working to
make the detection of interruptions even
For more accurate results, place your
phone near the conversation. The app
works better in noise free enviroments.
Female and male
together with the calibration
of your voice help us know
how many times you were
interrupted (if you’re a woman)
or you did the interrupting
(if you’re a man).
Besides of the numbers,
Woman Interrupted app
shows you a graph,
indicating in which points
of the conversaton
the interruptions ocurred.
You can see the evolution
of your data on Woman
See how many times you were
interrupted in a day,
week, month, year - or simply
your last conversation.
Then, all you have
to do is share.
Together we can show
Manterruption is real
and more common
than people think.
Every post helps.
Different women. Different artists. One cause.
These Illustrators around the world, both male and female, donated their artwork to promote the fight against Manterruption.
With your help, we will have some of these answers pretty soon: the collected statistics from users all over the world will be available here.
Manterrupting is a subject worth talking about.
The project made headlines in following networks, newspapers and news sites around the world.
Our thanks to all the companies that donated their work, intelligence and talent to this cause.
Woman Interrupted is and always will be free, for both Android and iOS phones. It was created to help raise awareness about manterrupting in as many people as possible in order to help fight it.
No. To use the app, you will need to register. Your information will help us collect statistics about manterrupting.
Yes. The app is available for use everywhere and will soon be translated into more languages.
Yes. The language being spoken does not affect the voice analysis because it uses the frequency of male and female voices and voice calibrations to identify interruptions.
No. The app was designed specifically to identify and fight manterrupting. When the app is used by a man, it will count the number of times he interrupts women.
Please submit your error report using the "Feedback" option, or email it to: email@example.com
By analyzing the frequencies of the voices captured by the microphone, we are able to identify the gender of the person speaking. The precision of the app is further refined by additional data such as the pitch of the user's voice and the calibration of the app.
First, the app identifies the gender of each participant over the course of a conversation. Then it detects voice pitch information to cross-reference with the genders that were identified. Then, the app analyzes the conversation frame by frame, tagging places where male and female voices overlap as possible interruptions, which it will then count.
When we analyze the voice frequencies frame by frame, we can spot places where a male voice overlaps a female one, as well as how the overlaps progress. If the overlap persists, we count it as one interruption by a man.
The app was developed to find patterns of men interrupting women. However, it is possible that an interruption by a woman can be counted if her voice is very low-pitched or the man's is very high-pitched. Please keep in mind that we are continuously working to improve the app's precision.
No. The app starts working when you push the red button and stops processing data when the conversation ends and you push the same button again. It's possible that a future version of this app will automatically analyze conversations throughout the day if you authorize it to do so.
No. No conversations are recorded. The app analyzes audio in real time and converts conversations into data. Aside from the number of interruptions, nothing is stored on your device or on any servers.
None of your conversations will be recorded on your device or on the app's servers, under any circumstances. It is not possible for a third party to gain access to your conversations.
No. No user conversations are recorded or saved on your device or on the Woman Interrupted servers.
All of your personal information is kept confidential and none of it will be used. The Global Dashboard will display only the totals and cross-referenced data from different regions and will never identify specific users.
Yes. You can share your results with whomever you want, however you want, whether via email, Twitter or Facebook.
It is impossible to store recordings because the app does not record conversations. It only analyzes audio in real time and saves the resulting statistics.
Showing that these interruptions are much more common than you think.
The app analyzes everyday conversations using the microphone on your phone to detect these kind of interruptions.
All the statistics gathered from users around the world will be made available online, for everyone who wants to know more about the issue.