From a Facebook thread (a friend who leads a very different life than my own): What is the best and worse thing you’ve simultaneously had to do?
Woman #1: Walking away from my job VERY close to being tenured that would grant my children a full ride to the MAJOR University I worked at to move to Hawaii and become a stay at home mom.
Woman #2: Leaving my dream job, apartment, friends, life living in Brooklyn to move back to buffalo (really?!!) right before I had baby so she could have a better life
Woman #3: quitting my job and selling my condo to move across the country for a guy a barely knew (and married)!
This was not a random sample of the comments, but what they were all like. Do all women have to give up *everything* in order to get married and have kids? I too have considered giving up tenure, move across the country to a not-very-nice place…