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Holly Baxter | The Independent

Holly Baxter


Holly Baxter is deputy editor of Independent Voices and co-founder and editor of vagendamagazine.com. She is co-author of The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media

Holly Baxter Westminster has become a safe space for predators

The figures leaked exclusively to The Independent today are already far too high – with one in five people working in Westminster reporting that they have experienced sexual harassment in the last 12 months, with twice as many women reporting incidents of harassment as men 

Holly Baxter Harvey Weinstein expected Hollywood to keep protecting him

The reasons why men may have worked to keep allegations of Weinstein’s sexual harassment out of the media – or at the very least remained silence on issues which clearly crossed a moral line – are most likely the same reasons why so many women who have now shared their stories didn’t do so before

Holly Baxter Shocked by Jacob Rees-Mogg? Then you're a fool

To be fair to Rees-Mogg, he’s never pretended that he isn’t a relic of a bygone era. The problem is when people assume the aesthetics – the glasses, the vintage car, the accent, the suits – are the whole package. Being a throwback from about a century ago isn’t just about looking funny; it's also about holding some very objectionable views

Holly Baxter The US has proved they’d rather have anyone except a woman in power

Clinton pledged that half her cabinet will be women, and her closest political adviser, Huma Abedin, was Muslim. The last Muslim woman who appeared prominently at a Trump rally was Ghazala Khan, the mother of a fallen American soldier who Trump implied was not allowed to speak because of her religion. And now a white man who promised to ban Muslim immigration is entering the White House