Tag: conservatorship

Arrested Development: Britney Spears’ Memoir Is a Survivor’s Tale of Generational...

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Miranda Spencer discusses Britney Spears' new memoir and the harms of conservatorship.

Conservatorship: The Racket That Ruined My Father’s Last Years

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I have watched as my father’s pursuit of happiness was swept away by the court system in his senior years.

‘A Playground for Predators’: Diane Dimond on The Abuses of Guardianship

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Our guest today is Diane Dimond, a longtime, award-winning investigative journalist specializing in crime and justice issues. As a freelance journalist, syndicated columnist, and...

“Gravely Disabled” — How I Narrowly Escaped a Conservatorship

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"What’s going on? Is the idea for me to live in a locked facility forever?” A silent wail of despair wells up inside me. What’s happening to my life?

#RestoreTheirRights: An Update on Guardianship Action

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It’s time to change the conversation around guardianship. The question is not “When do we remove someone’s rights?” but “How can we best support them?”

#FreeBritney Takes the Capitol: Rallygoers Seek Momentum for Guardianship Reform

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Members and supporters of Free Britney America staged their third demonstration so far this year in Washington, DC, in support of ending conservatorships.

The Sins of Conservatorship: Why Britney Spears Compared It to Slavery

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For the last three years of my mother’s life, she was under absolute control of her conservator. If we dared to object to the neglect or abuse, retaliation was certain.

Speak Out! Britney’s Fight Is Our Fight

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With all eyes on Britney, we must unmask the role of psychiatrists in court hearings like hers, where basically what the shrink says, goes— and the person’s freedom and human rights are stripped away.

Britney: In the Name of Health

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So many of us young women believed the people who told us we needed them to make us healthy, who told us that without them, we’d be at the mercy of untameable "disease."

Britney Speaks: Are We Ready to Listen?

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Comparing her circumstances to sex trafficking, Britney Spears told the judge she wished to sue her conservators and be allowed to tell reporters “what they did to me.”

Reframing Britney: Press and Public Waking Up to Guardianship Harms

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The documentary "Framing Britney Spears" has led to a change in the public’s view of Spears and even prompted political action on guardianship laws.

The Media’s New Hashtag: #GuardianshipIsGood for Britney Spears

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Recent press coverage of top star Britney Spears, who remains under a personal and professional guardianship, reflects conventional attitudes about “mental illness” that are both stigmatizing and encourage legislation that promotes forced treatment.

Deemed “Mentally Incompetent,” Hundreds of Alabamians Disenfranchised

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From AL.com: "Policies concerning whether people with mental disabilities and people who have been placed under conservatorship can vote vary greatly from state to state. Some...