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Now That Britney’s Free, Will We Turn on Her?

Our culture hates successful women — unless it can see them as victims

Britney Spears being followed by paparazzi in 2007
It is happening again. Photo by Joe Seer on Shutterstock.

The end of Britney Spears’ conservatorship should be a joyful occasion. In many ways, it is; after thirteen years, the singer is finally free from her abusive father. She’s no longer forced to work or subject to horrific reproductive coercion. She can date, marry, have…




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Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.

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