Britney Spears was forced to continue wearing an IUD under her conservatorship.
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The legacy of eugenics is still active in the U.S. Paternalistic attitudes and policies on the reproductive agency of disabled people is one way it manifests.
Britney Spears’ supporters erupted in cheers after her father was removed as conservator.
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Spears’ battle to end her conservatorship may lead to reforms.
The Osage Nation were once among the wealthiest people in the world.
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The discovery of oil and gas made members of the Osage Nation among the richest people in the world. But it also made them targets for exploitation.
Australia doesn’t have ‘conservatorships’ but rather guardianship and financial management laws for each state and territory.
In the cases of both sculptor Camille Claudel (1864-1943) and Britney Spears, we see situations where talented women were declared mentally unfit after family interventions.
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Family members seeking to control women artists isn’t new. In the 1920s, doctors thought sculptor Camille Claudel could be released from the care of an asylum, but her family refused.
The stress and shame of conservatorships can sometimes do more harm than good to the people they’re supposed to protect.
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Conservatorships significantly restrict people’s ability to make decisions for themselves. Other options can provide support while maintaining respect for autonomy.
Britney Spears has continued to perform around the world and record albums even while under a strict conservatorship.
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The case of Britney Spears, who is trying to end her father’s conservatorship, illustrates why the legal arrangement is rife for abuse.
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