Posts by: Bridget Hamilton

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’ve had cystitis so many times that I can remember episodes like holidays. I’ll chuckle to myself as I’m walking to work, like I’m reminiscing over a nice cocktail or sandy beach… Ahh, the time I got it at my boyfriend’s sister’s wedding… that was a good one. The best by far was after a weeklong camping trip in the Scottish...

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...

During my first year of junior school I decided I wanted to put rockets into space. I quickly realised that being an astronaut was a huge cliché, so I asked my mum what other jobs there were to do with space – she diligently plopped me on the chair in the computer room and let me type an email to her academic friend...

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...