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Britney Spears v The Patriarchy

The American pop superstar Britney Spears wants the freedom to control her own fertility. She’s a grown woman, an accomplished professional, a self-made multi-millionaire, and rapidly approaching forty years old. What patriarchal control-monster could possibly object? Yet “the patriarchy” stands accused of standing in her way. Even worse, one of the men standing in her way has been her own father, backed up for thirteen years by the full power of the state. It’s the twenty-first century, or so we thought. Why in the world would the state, especially a state as progressive as California, allow anyone to interfere with…

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