What Happens When a Woman Chooses Her Career Over Love
Women's roles have evolved. Now women have to, as well.
Women have it rough. We can count the ways.
Men are rewarded for being direct and confrontational; women are labeled difficult or bitchy.
Men are praised for working long hours to support a family; women are told they’re not good enough as mothers.
Women are faced with the dilemma of taking off time to become mothers; men are not expected to take paternity leave and fall behind in their careers.
You work your way to the top and it’s still an old boys club that underrepresents women and devalues work/life balance for women.
We can go on, and Jessica Grose does, in this article about the pressures high-achieving women face and the consequences they have to bear.
Grose’s piece was motivated by a new movie (which I have not yet seen) called “Fair Play.” The film was inspired by the director’s experience in Hollywood and discovering her “success didn’t totally feel like a win, because of the kinds of men I had been dating — that me being big made them feel small.”