Britney Spears As a 26-year-old, female, who is training to be a psychotherapist, I use music as a platform to help me process my memories from the autobiographical time period of my adolescent youth. I also do this practice for spiritual journeying and what I like to call “soul cleansing,” it is a way for me to journey through space and time onto an existential plane where I am able to integrate my soul identities. The parallels between what I call “soul journeying,” and visualization therapeutic modalities that process and reprocess memory, i.e., supplemental experiences similar to EMDR are incredibly similar. This practice helps me derive root casual meaning out ‘explicit’ left-brain neurological experiences developed throughout my childhood. Among the most notorious artists that I listened to as a 13-year-old girl were Britney Spears, The Pussy Cat Dolls and Christina Aguilera. They were my idols. But in many ways, “Don’t Cha feel like that is sad?” As a southern girl, that has lived in Paris, France as an Au Pair for several months, I have traveled to Milan, Zurich, Leon, Budapest, Costa Rica and Mexico. Skied the Austrian Alps and the slopes in Whistler, Canada. And has now just settled on the snowy peaks of the Rocky Mountains to call home in Denver, Colorado. It feels like I am somewhat living in a paradox. All of the traveling allowed me to expand my mind and come to terms about how the rest of the world is morally, ethically and politically advancing. And yet, I have to say, “I am worried.” And I know that we have amazing Congresswomen like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, coming into places in political power and creating a wave of disruption. But my question is: “how long will this disruption last and what will the push back be?” However, I wanted to identify what I believe to be one of the root causes for the #MeToo Movement and the resurgence of civil, political and sex social action.
Britney SpearsBritney Spears was the quintessential love bot. I mean actually a sex-toy bot. However, she was one of my favorite idols growing up!
“Ohhhh, If I could just dance like Britney Spears,” I thought to myself.I remember watching and listening to her music for hours. And I looked up to her. However, her just like Miley Cyrus, now married, are examples of a little something I like to call, “Pervication.” Pervication is a technique, clearly, used in corporate record studios in order to garner more wealth and capital for well – their white male friends – of course. However, the problem with “pervication” being a marketing tactic to sell and exploit young females youth, vitality and sexuality. Is that it severally damages their cognitive, mental and psychological cognitive processing abilities. It also leads to the early onset of genealogical mental health issues adapted from society. How does it do this? Well, when I was a teenager instead of doing my math homework, I was making up dances to Britney Spears, “I’m a Slave for You.” Now, I have listened to the lyrics of this song, countless of times, and I try to find the consumable narrative. Guy in meeting: Mark: She is a hot young girl, she is a slave for the guy, total winner. Drew: Alright boys, “It’s 5 o’clock time to pack up and grab a nice, thirsty brewski.” Lol. Mark you fool. I am not even going to go into the multicultural reasons this song is just plain ethically and morally wrong. And I don’t have that level of sensitivity training yet. However, I am trying to make an argument about the ethical practices of exploiting females for capitalistic gain and the multitude of mental illnesses that are developed from intensely socialized and propagandized media exposure. And how the problem with the narrative of exploitation is that it leaves no room for originality.
“Well, don’t dress like that and you won’t get hit on or exploited,” some may say.I mean crap, “I love Ariana Grande.” However my rebuttal to judgmental thoughts are,
“I am sorry you don’t see me. That you don’t see the elegance in my voice, the life in my eyes and the passion in my heart. That you forgot to see women as human.”
The Truth Behind Britney Spears Mental IllnessThe downfall of Britney Spears, and the attempt to cut all of her hair off may or may not have been a bipolar episode. However, it is my firm and strict belief that societal pressure from exploitative sexuality was part of the environmental factors that led to her developing the mental illness within her early to mid-twenties. And her narrative is seen by countless of females being diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder, PTSD, anxiety, eating disorders, dissociative symptoms linked to body satisfaction and more.
We Created Britney Spears. We Created the #MeToo Movement, So We’ve Got to Find a Way to Stop it Together.