Sunday, May 31, 2015

JEZABEL:Swedish Men To Get Three Months of Mandatory Paid Paternity Leave

Swedish Men To Get Three Months of Mandatory Paid Paternity Leave 

2015-05-31 19:00:00

Beginning in 2016, Sweden will give new fathers a third month of required paid parental leave. The country already has one of the most generous parental leave policies, it currently allows parents to take 16 months of government-paid time off to care for newborns that must be split between both parents. The law requires fathers to take at least two of those months off. That two months has now been extended to three months.

Novelist Finds That Books About Women Don't Win Major Awards

2015-05-31 17:30:00

We already knew that publishing is hard for women. VIDA's annual count is a persistent reminder that, while the gender gap in publishing has begun to close, it's still far from approaching equality.

Watch Florence and the Machine Perform Ship to Wreck

2015-05-31 18:15:00

Florence Welch seems to be recovering nicely from the broken foot that's kept her sitting on a stool during the last few live performances (don't ever jump off a Coachella stage, kids). She appeared on The Graham Norton Show on Friday where she performed Ship to Wreck from her soon-to-be-released album How Big How Blue How Beautiful. The new album is, according to Welch, scaled-down and more personal. And that's evident in Ship to Wreck, it lacks the over-the-top embellishments that defined the first album, while the song's lyrics take aim at Welch's indecisive ex.

Some Women Actually Don't Want You to Give Them Flowers, OK?

2015-05-31 16:45:00

I know it's hard for some factions of the universe to accept, but not all women are into jewelry. Not all women cream themselves over the very mention of chocolate, either. And some women wouldn't even know what to do if their intended showed up on their doorstep clutching a $4.99 bouquet from Trader Joe's, ostensibly to brighten up their day. Flowers just don't do for it some women.

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