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Nancy Pelosi reportedly asked the roomful of men at the White House dinner: 'Do the women get to talk around here?'

Women of the world: Next time you find yourself being interrupted by a man, try House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) brilliant tactic. With just one pointed question, Pelosi startled her interrupting dinner companions into silence at Wednesday's White House dinner, The Washington Post reported:

At one point, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asked, "What exactly does the president get out of this deal?" As Pelosi, the only woman at the table of 11, tried to make her point — that the president gets the cooperation of the Democrats, which he will likely need on a host of issues — the men in the room began talking over her and one another.

"Do the women get to talk around here?" Pelosi interjected, according to two people familiar with the exchange.

There was, at last, silence, and she was not interrupted again. [The Washington Post]

Well played, Pelosi.