Just thought I'd post this. Interesting article about society's treatment of Britney Spears back in the day. Some of it rings true. She's easy to make fun of, but obviously a lot of what happened to her and other girls/women (who to an extent were willing participants) was very unhealthy.... Apparently there's a movie out or coming out that appears to be the impetus for this article.
Notable quote: "They were joke fodder for us. We reduced Britney, Whitney, Mariah, and so many others to punchlines in moments where they seemed to be genuinely unwell, and it should sting when we look back over the era. We failed them."