Madeleine Holden

Madeleine Holden is a lawyer and freelance writer based between Berlin and New Zealand. She writes about relationships, sex, gender and whatever the hell else she feels like for MEL.


The Very, Very, Very Slow Song of Hypermilers

Zach, a 26-year-old software engineer from Ohio, employs a few techniques to make his fuel go as far as possible. “I limit climate-control use, watch…

Why No One Accuses Men of ‘Fucking Their Way to the Top’

Kevin Riley, the editor-in-chief of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, recently came to the defense of the late reporter Kathy Scruggs, calling her portrayal in Clint Eastwood’s…

The Real Reason People Won’t Date Across the Political Divide

Neha, 25, a pseudonymous Indian immigrant in Seattle, dated a guy for four years who was “the scion of Merrill Lynch blood money. … He…