Today, Explained
Today, Explained

#FreeBritney

28:09 | Feb 13th

9 recommendations

The movement to liberate Britney Spears from her conservatorship may not succeed, but it’s revealing a lot about how we treat young women. Vox’s Constance Grady explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayex...Show More


Recommendations

mm recommended:Feb 14th

#freebritney! As someone growing up during the craze of Britney Spears, it’s totally heart breaking to hear how society and media treated her. Why were we obsessed with her virginity and taking up skirt photos? So crazy 🤨

I thought this episode was:

💔 Heart-breaking

rmmiller364 recommended:Feb 15th

Britney was the pop star of my teenage/college years and is still a karaoke favorite of mine. Looking back at how she and other female stars were treated at this time is really kind of horrifying. I think there is A LOT more pushback against sexist mainstream media coverage now and I’m glad there se...Show More

I thought this episode was:

💔 Heart-breaking
💛 Honest
💯 A must listen
🤔 Thought-provoking

lightwing3 recommended:Feb 15th

I thought this episode was:

💔 Heart-breaking
😲 Shocking
👍 Well-produced

aliceko recommended:Feb 14th

#FREEBRITNEY. My heart broke. This woman deserves her life back. This treatment would not be okay today. It scares me to think about how the entire world didn't take mental health and wellness seriously back in the day.

jennx recommended:Feb 13th

#freebritney 💥

I thought this episode was:

💯 A must listen
🕵️‍ Well-researched

danny recommended:Feb 13th

I've been seeing news about Britney + this is a good overview of why.

I thought this episode was:

🕵️‍ Well-researched

dannyFeb 14th

Just watched the documentary. I'm now a Britney fan, she's had to put up with a lot.

leac recommended:Feb 15th

I thought this episode was:

💔 Heart-breaking
💡 Educational
🤓 Insightful
🤔 Thought-provoking
👍 Well-produced
🕵️‍ Well-researched
📝 Well-written

phocks recommended:Feb 13th

#freebritney

I thought this episode was:

💬 A great conversation
💡 Educational
🤔 Thought-provoking
🕵️‍ Well-researched