In my personal relationships and as a representative and alter vice president of the Graduate Student Council, I’ve talked to graduate students from nearly all departments on campus. Whenever I spoke with women, I sensed a discontentedness that seemed consistent, regardless of race, sexual orientation, marital status, or number of years at Vanderbilt. We’re too busy writing papers, teaching, taking classes and studying, all in the pursuit of a tenure-track job at a Research-One University. Anything less is failure. Never mind the failed relationships, the lack of sleep, the anxiety attacks. Forget the mounting debt from student loans. This will all be worth it … right?