Origin of the postdoc.
Been doing some research on this. It's not what I thought. It's most likely not what you think, either.
Particularly with regard to women in science and the particular type of glass ceiling I've been hitting lately, this is not a new phenomenon, it's not just me, and it's fundamentally systematic.
And I think I know who's at least partly to blame: women professors of a certain generation, who benefited from those who came before them and didn't make any effort to pay it forward.
Will write more some other time, I'm not done with reading and it will probably take me a while to decide how best to choose points to highlight.
Suffice it to say, I strongly recommend you check out some of the writing by this author.
Amusingly, I got a good fortune cookie yesterday that said today will be good. Fingers crossed- I could use something good right now.