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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 Ironically, May's immigration victory was all down to the EU

This week, Supreme Court judges were the heroes of right-wingers everywhere when they ruled that a financial barrier preventing UK citizens from bringing their foreign spouses to Britain is lawful. A couple of months ago, they 'frustrated democracy' by, well, insisting on a properly democratic process for the terms of Brexit