Slate continues its assault on academia. I wonder who is paying.
The most important finding is that family formation negatively affects women’s, but not men’s, academic careers. For men, having children is a career advantage; for women, it is a career killer.
I’m due to give birth in under 3 months and I promise to inundate everybody with stories of how my career becomes blighted as a result. Of course, those stories will never happen, but I will do my utmost to squeeze every possible drop of self-victimization out of everything that takes place in my life from now on.
No, I don’t think I will because the woman I admire the most professionally has 4 kids and she raised two of them as a single mother.