Spears to Higgins: our problematic treatment of young women

A new documentary from The New York Times examines how international pop star Britney Spears became trapped under a conservatorship, a complex legal arrangement that has enabled her father to control her finances and personal life since 2008.

The documentary launched in Australia in a week where the treatment of young women has been highly scrutinised, leaving many to question whether anything has changed since the horrific treatment of Spears and other female celebrities in the early 2000s.

On this episode of Please Explain, I’m joined by lifestyle writer Samantha Selinger-Morris to discuss Britney, politics and misogyny.

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