Author: Madison Pauly

Fast Food Companies Have One Easy Trick for Avoiding Liability for Sexual Harassment. Now, Workers Are Walking Out.

L.H. worked for McDonald’s—or so she thought. The 14-year-old put on her McDonald’s uniform before her shifts, handed McDonald’s bags through the drive-through window, and, at the end of the day, trudged out through doors beside the golden arches. But earlier this year, after her new manager started touching her inappropriately, told her he wanted […]

Andrew Cuomo Has Been Charged With a Misdemeanor Sex Crime

Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was charged with a misdemeanor sex crime on Thursday. The governor, who resigned in August after the state attorney general, Letitia James, released an explosive report finding he had sexually harassed current and former state employees, is charged with “forcible touching” stemming from an allegation that he fondled a woman […]

The Texas Abortion Ban Was Just Reinstated. What Happens Next?

Earlier this week, when a federal district court judge paused enforcement of Texas’ new law banning nearly all abortions, a handful of abortion clinics in the state reopened their doors to patients who had been pregnant longer than six weeks. But now, just two days later, the strict ban on most abortions in Texas is […]

McKayla Maroney’s Powerful Testimony to Congress Shows the Uphill Battle Survivors Face

Six years have passed since the FBI was first presented with evidence of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of young gymnasts during a July 2015 meeting between leaders of USA Gymnastics and the FBI’s Indianapolis field office. Six years have passed since McKayla Maroney started telling her story—to a USA Gymnastics private investigator, then to an […]

Odds of Escape Waning for At-Risk Afghans, Despite Assurances

With just two days to go before the August 31 deadline for US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the evacuation effort from Hamid Karzai International Airport is slowing. But on Sunday morning, 97 countries and the United States said in a joint statement that they had “received assurances from the Taliban” that both Afghans and non-Afghans with […]