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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.

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True Kindness Is Locking a Friend Out of Their Social Media Accounts

Some people are so terminally online the only thing that can save them from logging on is entrusting a friend to change their passwords

Why It’s So Hollow When Liberals Cry Sexism

Yes, slut-shame-y Hope Hicks jokes are boring and unfunny. But they’re the least of our worries when Democrats’ most beloved political icons reliably stand in the way of actual progress for powerless women

The Sole-Crushing Burden of Being in Love With a Sneakerhead

It can be equal parts frustrating, bewildering and amusing to be a woman who has far fewer shoes than her partner