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The Way We Treated Britney Spears Was a Sign of What Was to Come

The misogyny that took the down pop icon more than a decade ago still affects countless women to this day

Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

Britney Spears is a contemporary myth. She’s the Girl We Wouldn’t Leave Alone, the all-American blonde who became the greatest train wreck of her generation. We remember her in a…

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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.