“Men work harder than women.”
My mother is a pediatrician, and I have two sisters—one is a dermatologist, and one is a real estate attorney. Therefore, I think understandably, this message took me by surprise. Of late, I have been particularly awed by my lawyer-sister, with whom I catch up when she is taking the 7:45 p.m. commuter train home to care for her two children. By that time, I am often already home with my feet up, drinking a beer.
The message, however, was unavoidable. My cell phone was experiencing status epilepticus, vibrating urgently with updates regarding the initial message—and then with rapid-fire commentary regarding that initial message.
The Dallas Medical Journal is the primary publication of the Dallas County Medical Society, which counts the majority of physicians practicing in the Dallas area among its members. According to its website, the Dallas Medical Journal “includes practical advice regarding the business of medicine, profiles on member physicians, legislative updates … .”1 In September, in honor of Women in Medicine month, the editors elected to dedicate the issue to women in medicine, focusing on “cracking the glass ceiling” and “pay inequality between the sexes.”