The Real Reason Women Opt-Out

Boston-area parenting writer Ursula Furi-Perry said in the article "Opting Out: The Real Reasons Women Leave the Workplace," that women aren't really opting out of work as much as they're being pushed out by inhospitable work environments. Furi-Perry also said the media's coverage of educated women who opt out of paid work by choice is inaccurate. Citing a Center for Work-Life Law study, she said that 86 percent of women surveyed by the Center reported that "they left work due to workplace pushes, such as lack of flexible work arrangements, lack of workplace family support, lack of sufficient, qualified child care, and workplace discrimination against mothers."