When Serena Williams, the greatest female tennis player of all-time, said she’ll be retiring from tennis soon, it caught more than a few of us by surprise. The move prompts questions about who will fill the void in tennis and athletics (she is after all the GOAT in that arena) and about women and motherhood.
One of the gifts of Williams’ announcement is the reminder that this is not always the case. Just ask MSNBC anchor Katy Tur, who in her new book Rough Draft literally makes you want to scream with her in pain, as she delivers her first child via induced labor. Then she seriously thinks about returning to work five days after giving birth by C-section. Such are the pressures women face around work and motherhood.