Monday, December 13, 2010

Bridget on Work

"Afternoon, Bridget."

Bridget would not be what you would call a "hard worker."  She feels a little insecure about her English degree from a non-top university.  She doesn't really feel like she has a lot to offer in the way of "skills."  It isn't until she has the brilliant idea to cover BBC's Pride & Prejudice and Colin Firth's on-screen/off-screen relationship with Jennifer Ehle that she really feels like she's bringing something of value to the job.  Well, there's that and of course, bringing something nice to ogle underneath her shirt. 

Certainly, Bridget wants to have a job - something has to pay for ciggies and smoothies.  Also, it's a nice way of being introduced to new men to fantasize about.  But her career drive pretty much ends there.

Is she a sign of the times?  "Career girls" (as dear ole Auntie Una calls her) don't really care about their careers?  They'd happily toss their careers aside to keep house and children for Editors in Chief or Top Barristers?  While they say men think about sex 13 times a day, how much time do women spend thinking about love?  And does that get in the way of caring about petty office politics that would potentially move one up the proverbial ladder?

Ok, feminists.  Stone me.


  1. I don't know anyone like that who could be termed a "career girl." Also, even after landing Mark she continues working... I don't know.

    I also can't imagine anyone acting that way considering themselves a feminist. They need some self awareness and then they could be, haha.

  2. I completely agree on how Bridget Jones is neither a career girl nor a feminist. :-) However, about the continuing work after landing Mark bit - we've never seen her with a ring on her finger, and in her fantasies of married life, she is arm candy for functions with the kids at home. We'll see what happens in the inevitable conclusion to the trilogy, painful as it might be.