Posts by: Bridget Hamilton

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...

When I was about 17, my mum’s disabled badge was stolen. I remember it well – it was about 9pm, and my window was open, so I didn’t pay much attention to the noise which I now know was someone breaking the window on the driver’s side of our car and making off with the badge which sat on the dashboard. In the two-week...

When I was in the summer of first year I managed to blag myself a copywriting internship at a large charity in central London. It was a three-month, expenses-only position, and I naïvely thought a part-time job and an overdraft would sustain me for a while. This was nearly four years ago now, and the media crusade...

Cannes beach has become the first to formally ban the so-called ‘burkini’, with the mayor of the Southern French city calling it a ‘symbol of Islamic extremism’. The law came into force at the beginning of the month, with those who don’t wear clothes that are ‘respectful of good morals’ facing a fine of 38 EUR. Sorry...

As well as the shocking news emerging this week that the Pope is Catholic, scientists appear to have found a genuine reason why women orgasm – millennia after they started doing it. The study, carried out by several different researchers and published last week in the Journal of Zoological Anthropology, theorises that...