Some great stuff in this article from The Atlantic about the differing career paths of men and women in the academic professions. In particular, married men progress significantly faster than married women. This matches my experience. As the article rightly concludes, the academic professions are still very much structured on the assumption that there is a stay-at-home wife in the background playing a supporting role. For women who are married to men with professional aspirations of their own, the career path is much less clear, frequently interrupted, and often ends altogether.