Capitalism Hits Home: Why Has Britney Spears' Pain Riveted America?

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On this week's CHH, Dr. Fraad is joined by psychotherapist and author Tess Fraad-Wolff to talk about celebrity pop artist Britney Spears. Spears' plight captures our attention because she personifies American suffering. Her exploited, adolescent, coy, sugary sexuality presents her as an object of men's desire without her own desire, earning millions that her boss-father-slavemaster appropriates. Spears represents the gender regression of the Right Wing. We identify because Britney's father's strategy is the strategy of US capitalism to control the American people: isolate, medicate, and appropriate. No wonder we are riveted.


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About our guest:  Tess Fraad-Wolff is a psychotherapist in New York City who has worked with individuals and couples for nearly a decade. She has also trained in art therapy and hypnotherapy.

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