Misogyny, like shiny leggings, has made an unexpected comeback. But did it ever really go away? With Fred McAulay. From March After noticing that misogyny, like shiny leggings, had made an unexpected comeback - comedian Bridget Christie wonders did it ever really go away? In the first of her four-part stand-up comedy series on the state of British feminism today, Bridget asks why feminism became a dirty word and whether the modern British woman needs it. An incident involving a man, a smell and a well-known bookstore made her ask what place feminism has in modern Britain, whether the fight has been won or is being fought on different fronts. Plus, why did Bic launch the "Bic for Her" - a pen specifically designed for a woman's hand? Fred MacAulay helps her remember some of the key incidents which brought her to an epiphany and a call to arms. See all episodes from Bridget Christie Minds the Gap.
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But did it ever really go away? Bridget asks why feminism became a dirty word, and whether the modern British woman needs it. From a smell in a well-known bookshop to a pen designed especially for women, she looks at some of the more ridiculous things associated with being a woman. She ponders women's relationship with their bodies via a lap dance, TOWIE and a fish called Michael, asks who has the best sexism in the world, and discusses why twitter is a sexist's natural habitat. She explains what happens when you wear an 'End FGM' badge on a popular TV show, and tries to find a feminist icon who doesn't want to replace the word 'feminism' with 'bootylicious'. Bridget Christie is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor. Bridget can also load and fire a 17th century musket though not while under pressure or any time constraints , scuba dive and drive a tractor. She lives in north London with her family and cat. For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more. By signing up, I confirm that I'm over
All previous episodes. A selection of clips from recent and upcoming comedy programmes. Listen to Bridget Christie chatting with Jenni Murray about the series here. Melvyn Bragg discusses ideas of 'the first modern feminist' Mary Wollstonecraft. Bridget Christie asks Fred MacAuley to help her create a female-friendly fantasy.
Bridget Louise Christie born 17 August   is an English stand-up comedian, actress and writer. She has written and performed 12 Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows and several comedy tours, in addition to radio and television work. She has received multiple British and international comedy awards and is also an award-winning newspaper columnist and author. Christie grew up in Gloucester , England, the youngest of nine siblings born to Irish parents. Christie appeared in various theatre productions and adverts before she began her stand-up career in A second series was broadcast in January followed by a third, Bridget Christie's Utopia , in January She had a weekly column in Guardian Weekend magazine from October to March  for which she gained a Glamour Magazine award nomination.