There was the following passage in Time magazine’s (October 12) article titled, “Why ambition isn’t working for women:
“While American women and men have similar levels of ambition (51% of men and 38% of women would describe themselves as very / extremely ambitious), the whys and the wherefores are complicated. This subject of women’s ambition and how we deal with it has long been textured and fraught.
As I was unclear with the meaning of the words, “textured and fraught,” I checked the definition of “texture(ed)” and “fraught” on English dictionaries at hands. But I was unable to get any hint of interpretation of this phrase from them. As I googled “textured and fraught,” there were a couple of examples of sentences using this phrase. For instance:
Johns' art has always existed with a foot in both worlds, as it were. The surfaces of his paintings are masterfully textured and fraught with the psychic intensity of an inner compulsion in the manner of such ab-ex pioneers as …. Baltimore Sun. 2001/08/19
For this reason, this “juxtaposition between panorama and myth,” Donald argues, bespeaks the “doubly textured” nature of ... which is associated with power, and a “pedestrian” view of the city, which is densely textured and fraught with the rich experiences of the individuals occupying and traversing that space. - Leaving China -Media, Migration and Transnational Imagination, by Wanning Sun – 2002
What does “the subject and how to deal with it has been long been textured and fraught” mean?
Is “textured and fraught” an idiom or a pair words? Could you rephrase it for me with simpler words?