From Anonymous:

I was pregnant three times during my pretenure period and the department forced me to take a tenure clock stop each time despite my not wanting to because they said that “things happen” and I couldn’t be ensured that I would get tenure. This was despite my annual reviews all being extremely positive and my having more publications than faculty who had gotten tenure in recent years. Although the pretenure clock stop is designed to help female academicians, if it is forced on women, it keeps them in more junior positions with less pay for longer than males. This impacts female faculty for the rest of the career as they are always several years behind where they should be in rank and it even impacts their retirement plan.

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