In the UK, about 600 people a day are giving up their jobs to look after elderly or sick relatives, a hidden exodus that is primarily impacting women. Although about 42% of carers are male, women are statistically more likely to care for parents and men for spouses, meaning men are more likely to care in retirement and women when they are still young enough to be working.
Why don’t more women report incidents of sexual harassment at the time? Why are those with stories to tell often reluctant to name names? These questions have been asked repeatedly in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and more recently in British politics. One obvious answer is: consider what happens when they do.