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.


A Cultural History of the Celebrity Upskirt Shot

In the lively public sphere that is the forum, user cybersk8er confesses a personal desire. “If I see a hot chick with a skirt…

The Cost of Misusing the Term ‘Emotional Labor’

Earlier this month, in a viral article for Harper’s Bazaar about the female burden of male friendlessness, writer Melanie Hamlett referred to the concept of…

The Hypnotic Comfort of ‘Dad Reflexes’ Videos

In the comments on a video entitled “My Dad When I Was Young,” the top post last month on r/DadReflexes, the prevailing mood is one…