Bryce Covert is Economic Policy Editor at ThinkProgress and a contributor at The Nation. Her writing has appeared on The New York Times, the New York Daily News, New York magazine, Slate, The New Republic, and others. She has appeared on ABC, CBS, MSNBC, and other outlets. Follow her on Twitter at @brycecovert.
In his State of the Union address last night, Obama pitched universal childcare and paid leave—for both mothers and fathers.
It's important for women to have access to egg freezing if they want it, but it's a terrible solution to the fact that our society makes it so hard to parent and work.
What is said off the cuff, even in front of an audience full of women, gives us insight into what women are still up against in the tech industry.