Cannabis reform sceptics argue the police already avoid arresting people for possession of minor amounts. Are they right?
The absurd ruling that Mariya Taylor must pay almost $30,000 to a notorious and violent abuser is just the latest outrage revealing a stacked legal system beyond mere reform.
A landlords' spokesman's claim that renters like paying letting fees shows how disgracefully lopsided our rental market has become – and how desperately we need tenancy reform.
New research shows women ask for rises as much as men, but just don't get them, and it's an indictment of the 'bootstrap' bluster about equality
If you look at the barriers to reporting abuse, it's little wonder junior lawyers refuse to come forward, writes Madeleine Holden.
Almost universally, men's online dating biographies are terrible. Madeleine Holden recently launched a modest enterprise to help.
After being sentenced for indecent assault, the actor issued a statement that seemed noticeably short on self-awareness and genuine contrition, writes Madeleine Holden.
It finished over a week ago, yet we still all feel a bit gross. Madeleine Holden has compiled a handy list of the worst sexism of Election 2017.
Following local actor Rene Naufahu's guilty plea to charges of indecent assault, Madeleine Holden looks at the pattern that occurs when prominent men are accused of sexual abuse, and the role that both the media and the public play in perpetuating rape culture.
The Opportunities Party wants to bring German-style renter protection laws to New Zealand – and that's great, says Berlin-based New Zealander Maddie Holden. But how exactly does that policy fit with Gareth Morgan's devotion to neoliberal economics?
It's 24 hours since Jacinda Ardern assumed leadership of the Labour Party. Maddie Holden looks back at the waves of sexism that elicited from opposition MPs, media and others.
As the legalisation of cannabis edges closer to reality, some savvy entrepreneurs are getting ready to cash in. But what about the tens of thousands who've suffered mentally, physically and financially under our marijuana laws? Madeleine Holden argues the case for post-legalisation reparations.
Trans people remain one of New Zealand most discriminated-against groups – and nowhere more so than in the provision of healthcare. Why are people in desperate need continuing to wait decades for potentially life-saving surgery, asks Madeleine Holden.
The Scott Kuggeleijn case is the latest example in a long history of damaging misconceptions about consent in this country. Lawyer Madeleine Holden argues why we need to improve the conversation around rape culture, and fast.
Given the failings of the legal system to prosecute sexual offences, some survivors of sexual violence and abuse are choosing to bypass the process altogether and speak out about their abuse online. Madeleine Holden explores this growing phenomenon.
Madeleine Holden examines the damaging narratives that have surfaced in response to Orlando attacker Omar Mateen's personal life.
The statements of Stanford student athlete and rapist Brock Turner’s family and friends point to the poisoned atmosphere which helps prominent men believe they are entitled to rape, says Madeleine Holden.
It's currently Tourette's awareness month in New Zealand. Madeleine Holden talks to two women, Lorena and Beth, on living with the misunderstood syndrome.
There are calls for New Zealand's age of consent to be lowered. Madeleine Holden argues impulsive law-making is a bad idea.
What's the difference between a "normal" name and a "bogan" one? A few hundred years and many thousand dollars in household income, says Madeleine Holden.