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Bridget Jones author Helen Fielding recreates character in light of #MeToo feminist perspective

Now it’s Bridget Jones’s #MeToo diary! Helen Fielding’s iconic character revisits her musings with a new feminist perspective

  • Helen Fielding has brought Bridget back for a new feminist essay collection 
  • Jones rethinks how she dealt with characters like Mr Fitzherbert and her boss 
  • She asks herself ‘What did I put up with in without knowing I didn’t have to?’ 

She was the hapless singleton who blamed herself when her love affairs went wrong. 

But now Bridget Jones has caught up with the #MeToo movement and blames men who took advantage of her.

In the latest ressurection of author Helen Fielding’s iconic character, Jones looks back at her old diaries two decades on with a new feminist perspective. 

‘What did I put up with, in the days of these diaries, without even knowing I had the right not to put up with it?’ asks Jones, played on the big screen by Renee Zellweger.

Bridget Jones has caught up with the #MeToo movement and blames men who took advantage of her in a new essay by author Helen Fielding 

Attacking her old bosses, publisher Mr Fitzherbert – nicknamed ‘The Pervert’ – and letchy television producer Richard Finch, she says: ‘I just accepted that part and parcel of having a job was that my boss would stare freely at my breasts, not know my name, and ask me to put a tight dress on to make an idiotic speech.’

Fielding has brought Jones back for an essay previewed in The Sunday Times and published in a new collection, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies).

Fielding has brought Jones back for an essay previewed in The Sunday Times and published in a new collection, Feminists Don't Wear Pink (And Other Lies)

Fielding has brought Jones back for an essay previewed in The Sunday Times and published in a new collection, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies)

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