Website Lets Women Compare Company Maternity Leave Policies

- By Bossip Staff


According to a recent survey conducted by Fairygodboss–a website that serves as a Yelp-esque platform that allows women to leave reviews about their employers—80% of women are in the dark regarding their company’s policies concerning maternity leave when they accept job offers. On top of that, one-third of women reported being disappointed when they finally found out the specifics of those policies. Even worse, nearly 3/4 of women are “very or extremely uncomfortable” asking employers about their parental leave practices… Fairygodboss also provides a maternity leave resource center, which lists the maternity leave policies of these companies since so many employers are less than forthright concerning this matter… Other interesting Fairygodboss features include the Work Confessions section, which allows women to speak openly on their experiences in the workplace, and articles that are loaded with helpful advice for working women.
[MadameNoire]

Are Men Intimidated By Your Intelligence?


According to The Independent, researchers with the University of Texas, University of Buffalo and California Lutheran University found that while men find intelligent women to be attractive, they’re actually intimidated by them. To collect data about what men find desirable in women, researchers read 105 men hypothetical scenarios that involved women who either outperformed them or underperformed them in the subjects of English and math. The men were then instructed to imagine these women as romantic partners. The first part of the study was then followed up with questions about whether or not the men would date someone like the imaginary woman in real life. The outcome: The majority of the men responded that women who top their scores as more desirable partners… However, they were reluctant and showed intimidation when it came to discussions about actually dating such a woman…
[MadameNoire]

Common Lands 2-Year Deal With HBO


Common’s reign in Hollywood just soared even higher, no less than a couple of days it was revealed he would be starring opposite Keanu Reeves in John Wick 2. The Hip-Hop legend just signed a two-year first-look deal with HBO that will have his Freedom Road Productions studio developing and producing future projects, Deadline reports. The new Common HBO deal also ensures that the Chicago rapper will be pocketing some seriously premium checks, for he’s also committed to an upcoming drama on Showtime. He’ll also be one of the stars of NBC’s The Wiz Live! next month. As for the movie front, he’s slated to appear in Barbershop 3, Suicide Squad, Coco, Being Charlie and Hunter Killer as well as the aforementioned John Wick 2.
[HipHopWired]


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