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#MeToo generational divide: For some female chefs, sexual harassment was something “you tolerated”

Chef Barbara Lynch hugs a college student after a panel at the American Cuisine & Hospitality Symposium.
Chef Barbara Lynch hugs a college student after a panel at the American Cuisine & Hospitality Symposium. NolaVid/Titus Childers

A powerhouse lineup of female chef and hospitality professionals — ranging in age from 30-something to 95 years old — recently discussed the #MeToo movement and the future of women in the food industry in New Orleans for the American Cuisine & Hospitality Symposium.

“We’re in a moment of social change,” New York Times reporter Kim Severson, the group’s moderator, said, “but it’s a very generational thing.”

“Dark money” political donors must now be disclosed, Supreme Court orders

The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court Saul Loeb/Getty Images

Organizations will now be required to disclose their political donors ahead of the November midterm elections, as a Supreme Court ruling issued a blow to “dark money” in politics.

Andrew Gillum up 6 points in Florida governor race in latest poll

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum
Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum John Raoux/AP

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum now leads his Republican rival by six points, a new poll has found, bolstering the hopes of Floridians who wish to see a progressive at the helm of their state for the first time in nearly two decades.

Ted Cruz has a bizarre history of using food to scare people into voting for him

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Scott Olson/Getty Images

At a campaign event Saturday at a restaurant in Columbus, Texas, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz used a familiar tactic in an effort to engage voters. “If Texas elects a Democrat, they’re going to ban barbecue across the state of Texas,” Cruz told a room of supporters, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

Oddly enough, It’s not the first time Cruz has tried to mobilize American voters through their stomachs.

Wall Street salaries are the highest they’ve been since the financial crisis

A man walks past the New York Stock Exchange in New York City.
A man walks past the New York Stock Exchange in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

September marks the 10-year anniversary of the financial crisis, which laid bare predatory processes and routine gambles that the average American hadn’t realized or didn’t care to know. Aside from impacting countless lives around the world, the crisis ushered in an era when employees of Wall Street were vilified for their extravagant bonuses and seemingly bottomless greed, culminating in the Occupy Wall Street protests of 2011.

Even with all that new attention, Wall Street salaries are growing once again.