Britney spears is trapped in a controlling and abusive piece of legislation, argue members of the #FreeBritney movement – one that could affect her civil rights. Reporters and fans like Diet Prada, a critic of pop culture on Instagram, say that although Spears is able to maintain a singing career that earns millions of dollars a year, he still needs permission to drive, leave the house, hire her lawyer, and you can even vote.
Since 2008, Spears has been under supervision and is designed for people who cannot take care of themselves, where a court guardian takes control of the conservatory’s finances and health care decisions. The details of the Spears Conservatory are confidential (calls and reports to its manager, talent agency, lawyer and court-appointed lawyer have not all returned), but it is possible that it has joined thousands of Americans who are expelled each year due to “incompetence” laws. .
Although rarely politically open, the 38-year-old published a report on Instagram at the end of March, saying, “We will feed on each other, redistribute wealth, strike” – with a red emoji favored by Democrats, Socialists of America. “Comrade Britney knows: we can build a better world together,” the DSA replied, “because capitalism is toxic.”
When Spears was placed under administration, it was assumed that it was not eligible to vote, but in 2016, California law changed. It is now assumed that a conservative person is competent unless it is shown to the court that he or she cannot declare his or her desire to vote, which is the only standard he must meet.
However, in other jurisdictions, the conservatory must understand the “nature and effect” of the vote. According to Paul S Appelbaum, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University who helped develop the standard, the diagnosis was reduced to three questions: what is the purpose of the election? What is the purpose of voting? And what is the impact of voting?
“This is a very simple screen,” says Appelbaum. “So you have to be quite disturbed and only a very small number of people fail.” But the numbers may not be so insignificant, says Michelle Bishop, voter access and involvement manager for National Rights Rights Disability, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities.
“It can be hard to see what really scares me,” he says. According to one source, the last poll of the electoral administration and voting, in 2018, 9,569 people were excluded from the voting lists due to mental disability. However, Bishop emphasizes that the electoral administration is likely to have access to this information only if the judicial authorities so request. system. “We’re afraid these numbers may not actually be accurate,” he says.
More importantly, Bishop argues that people with disabilities should stay at the same level as everyone else. “All you have to do is prove your desire to vote,” he says. “You don’t have to prove that you understand how our government works. You do not have to say who you want to vote for and give the real reasons why you have chosen. “She laughs. “Honestly, we don’t all have good reasons.”
Under California law, the Britney Spears Conservatory is reviewed every year or every two years, although it can go to court at any time to restore its voting rights. It may just be pop music, but Diet Prada points out that pushing against control is the subject of many of Britney’s hits. “I don’t need a permit, I make my own decisions,” he sings in one of 2004. “It’s my prerogative.”