Before you consider a single finding in ReCode’s survey of mothers returning to work in the tech world, you need to remember and internalize one reality: Just how backwards this country is when it comes to supporting working moms.

According to Pew, some 40% of Americans believe it is bad for society if women work, despite the fact that 40% of American households are supported by female breadwinners. American working mothers are squeezed in an unfair cultural vise of “your children will not eat if you don’t work” and “why are you such a horrible mother with all this working?” Even if you have come from privilege, you are considered a bad employee if you are not 100% available to your employer and a bad mother if you are not 100% available to your children. Some 60% of American women face this damned if you do, damned if you don’t “Maternal Wall” at work...