Posts by: Bridget Hamilton

Looking back, I can hardly believe how long it took me to go vegan. It seems crazy that I was an advocate for human rights for so long before coming to the conclusion that I should be advocating for animal ones, too. Let’s be clear: I don’t think meat eaters are bad people. I was one for over 25 years, my boyfriend is,...

Iwas so unprepared for Verbal Remedy to storm into my life that I nearly missed our first radio show. There were simply too many things to take in at the beginning of my final year at university that I nearly sacked the whole thing off. I thought of the name literally hours before – without looking it up to see if it...

Although it came out nearly 5 months ago, I’m still hearing conversations about The Red Pill, the controversial documentary which dives into the deep and dangerous world of the Men’s Rights Movement. Last weekend I decided it was high time I went down the rabbit hole myself. The film documents liberal feminist filmmaker...

According to the Guardian, ‘mental illness is estimated to cost the UK economy as much as £100bn a year in terms of healthcare, lost jobs, unemployment benefits, homelessness support, police time and prisoner places.’ A shocking statistic, perhaps – but how much is depression, anxiety or other mental health problems...

It’s been just over a year since Labour MP for Batley and Spen Jo Cox was murdered as she arrived for a routine meeting with her constituents. Still reeling from total and utter grief, her husband Brendan has penned her biography – not simply to map out her life but to celebrate the vibrance but also gentleness with...

“The big problem today, of course, is how to stop our kids voting,” Ron Liddle wrote in his column for The Sun on Wednesday. “You just know they’ll do the wrong thing. Wander down to the polling booth with their scatty heads full of unicorn tears and marshmallows.” By Friday morning, though, it was clear that 18-25 year...

I doubt very much that you remember me – it’s been 14 years, and you’ll have had hundreds of thousands of house visits since then. But I’ll remember you forever. Let’s refresh your memories – it’s Boxing Day 2003, and you’re called to a house in the early morning, perhaps around 8am. It’s light and crisp outside and...

If a semi-prominent feminist has written a book, you can bet a month’s wages that I’ve read it. Caitlin Moran, Sara Pascoe, Bridget Christie and many others have become brilliant bedfellows, and so when I spotted Jess Phillips’ Everywoman in my local bookshop this weekend I was simultaneously excited and afraid. It was...

Whilst most of us went about our daily business as normal, yesterday one of the most important and controversial bills of the year was being debated in parliament. The Digital Economy Bill, an apparent improvement on the Digital Economy Act submitted in 2010, sets out to better regulate lots of online and digital...

Four times a day, my mum’s life is interrupted by carers. Before she has got out of bed in the morning, they clatter across the hallway in their industry-grade shoes and they talk in voices louder than many people are capable of in the middle of the afternoon. Before lunchtime they’re back again; then they check on...