Once Josey finally gets free and walks out on her toxic partner, she doesn't find much sympathy back at home. In that place, at that time, whatever happened was the woman's fault, so Josey's father blamed her for what had occurred. "Perhaps he caught you with another guy" – he said, advocating his ex-son-in-law. But despite all that pressure, a woman still needs to survive and raise children, so she applies for a miner job. In those realities, women were not supposed to have such occupations and Josey's male colleagues considered her as an obstacle, an egoistic creature who had robbed one of the fathers and husbands of his potential income resource. Josey becomes a target for lust and hate, men see her as an object for entertainment. The situation is completely unfair. All Josey Aimes wants is a house of her own, good meals and clothes for her kids, and enough money to buy her son hockey skates once in a while. And that's why she takes a risk to fight against the system. She goes through hell but gets her case of sexual harassment considered in court. She is a strong, persistent woman. But Josey's not invincible. She feels broken and suffers really deep because of what her male colleagues are doing with her, betrayed and disappointed when her own father blames her for being beaten by her husband. The woman is worried about her children's future, concerned that she can't afford everything for them – her anxiety turns into an unbearable burden. There are a lot of things that tear her down, but she still manages to overcome them and carry on. Josey Aimes is both strong and weak just like all people are.
In On the basis of sex (2018)
, we see a tough call between love and career. Ruth and Martin are young lovers, who share a great dream of becoming qualified lawyers, but the universe roots against them. They were still in law school and parents of a toddler when Martin became ill with cancer. Ruth attended all of his classes as well as her own and helped him to complete his coursework, but she could not manage both classes for a long time. After being rejected by the dean, who had declined her request for help, she decided to sacrifice her career and education for her husband's wellbeing.