“Women get a very different kind of abuse. It’s never about what they do,” said Bridget. “It’s always a physical or sexual threat.”
“I have been that close to giving up many many times over the years because of the level of abuse,” she said.
Bridget told the Stylist Live audience that, “At its worst, it was a very intense period where I felt completely paranoid and watched all the time.”
Going on to describe how the topic of feminism became her primary focus in her stand-up gigs, Bridget said that although she was undoubtedly “always a feminist”, “loads of things started happening and I couldn’t make sense of it.”
“That was the point that everything fell into space – when like a patchwork quilt it all started to fit together,” she said.
“It was almost a religious epiphany like Jesus had appeared in a this is what a feminist looks like T-shirt. I decided to write about feminism in a way that could be inclusive.”