She was tired of the greed driven profession so she quit--$400,000 income.
"I encountered blatant gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and a very clear glass ceiling." she said.
Poor thing. I feel as sorry for her as the female movie stars who feel slighted because of making only a million or so per film. Of course, as I read through her rant, she experiences what most moms do who work a lot of hours away from the children. She resents working with men who are single or who have stay at home wives to make life easier to work long hours. But a lot of women are missing the kids for $40,000/year, not $400,000. And if she didn't have two children to care for and long for, she could work those longer hours and do the travel of her male colleagues. But she calls it a glass ceiling. I call it reality. I didn't return to work, first part time, temporary contracts with summers off, until my children were in elementary school. I accepted a full time, tenure track position when our son was a senior in high school. Then I worked hard at being the best librarian I could be, publishing, attending meetings, and making national and international contacts and friendships. I never found a meeting or a challenge on the campus that was better than being at home with growing children.
Ladies, yes you can have it all, just not all at the same time. And $400,000 a year? I don't know any librarians or WaPo journalists who get that.
Washington Post story about by Petula Dvorak, April 28 (can't get link to copy)