Great article. I live on the other side of the ocean, studied literature and language, lived a completely different life and I have identical feelings. This article is not about the tech industry, it is about modern working life and it is as true in Europe as it is in the USA.
I’m happy to read you’ve faced your fear and decided to quit the circus. I suspect that in the long run you will benefit, also financially.
Another reason women are hired is because we simply put up with it. Fear, impostor syndrome, whatever you want to name it. Worse, we are proud of being able to “multi task” which is the biggest bullshit I’ve heard in the past ten years.