Sometimes, stories about inflexible employers are just so heartbreaking—and infuriating—you can’t help but be moved to action. Here’s one such tale.
In the context of gender and work, people often talk a lot about choice. It’s empowering to view the decisions we make solely as a matter of individual will. But choices aren’t made in a vacuum, and most of us weigh a variety of factors when faced with decisions about how to support ourselves and spend the bulk of our time.