BRitney Spears is trapped in a controlling and abusive legal order, members of the #FreeBritney movement claim – this could affect her civil rights. Journalists and fans, such as pop culture critic Diet Prada on Instagram, say that despite Spears being able to sustain a singer’s career earning millions of dollars a year, she still needs permission to drive a car, leave home, hire her own lawyer and possibly even vote.
Since 2008 Spears was run by a conservatory for people unable to take care of themselves when a court-approved guardian controls the conservative’s finances and health care decisions. Spears ’detailed conservation responsibilities are confidential (calls and messages from her manager, talent agency, court-appointed attorney, and attorney (all together disappointed), but she may have joined the thousands of Americans who are exempt from disqualification each year. laws.
Although the 38-year-old woman is rarely openly political, she posted an Instagram message in late March saying, “We will feed each other, distribute wealth, strike,” with a headline with red rose emoticons that Democrats love. American Socialists. “Friend Britney knows: together we can create a better world,” the DSA wrote in response, “because capitalism is toxic.”
When Spears was appointed to the Conservatory, it will be assumed that she will not be able to vote, but in 2016 California laws have changed. The Conservative is considered competent unless it is proved to the court that it cannot convey its desire to vote, which is the only standard it must meet.
In other jurisdictions, however, the Conservative must understand the “nature and effect” of voting. According to Paul Appelbaum, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University who helped create the standard, the diagnosis stems from three questions: What is the purpose of the election? What is the purpose of the vote? And what is the impact of the vote?
“It’s a very simple screen,” says Appelbaum. “So you have to be pretty confused and only a very small percentage of people will fail. But the numbers may not be as insignificant, says Michelle Bishop, head of the National Disability Rights Network’s Voter Access and Involvement, a nonprofit effort to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
“It can be hard to trace, and it really scares me,” she says. According to one source, according to the latest election administration and voting survey, in 2018. 5,669 people were removed from the voting lists due to mental incompetence. However, the bishop emphasizes that election administrations are likely to have access to this information only if requested to do so by a court. system. “We are concerned that these figures may be inaccurate,” she says.
However, the bishop argues that people with disabilities should be subject to the same standards as everyone else. “All you have to pay is show a willingness to vote,” she says. “You don’t have to prove that you understand how our government works. You don’t have to say what you want to vote for and give really serious reasons why you made that decision. “She laughs. “Frankly, we don’t all have good reasons.”
Under California law, Britney Spears ’conservatism is reviewed annually or every two years, although she could at any time go to court with a request to restore her voting rights. It may just be a pop troupe, but Diet Prada emphasizes that pushing against the controlling force is a theme in many of Britney’s hits. “I don’t need permission, I make my own decisions,” she has been singing since 2004. “It’s my prerogative.”