Riveting story, told just as matter of fact, as a trip to the corner store to pick up some milk. You scaled Mount Everest and were pushed off the top of it, as unceremoniously as one taking out the trash. As an EEO attorney, I’m seeing more and more that corporations have decided that these laws mean nothing.
I can’t say I’m shocked that this happened to you. It happens to almost all women, in one way or another, sex discrimination via harassment or gender or pregnancy. Women who work will be treated less than male peers in one way or another. Yours was particularly harsh, given all that you gave.
I’m glad you have no regrets. I can see that you expect employers to have something like “honor.” They will not. Especially not in your industry. There is no honor among theives.