It looks super hard to have a full-on research career as a woman if you want kids, since you need a chunk of time away and somehow return part time for a bit. Arguably it’s about as easy as it is to get a permanent job.
But… no-one has asked “what happens if you get sick?” Like.. really sick, long term. Is there much hope for anyone who has a reoccurring physical or mental ailment? What’s the sickest you’ve been and still gone to work?