Today I cried. I cried for Britney. As stir-crazy points out, virtually no one is pointing out that she is being forced treated and that this may actually be an injustice. No, it’s for her own good and it’s because of all sorts of “facts” people are assuming they know about her.
What is happening to this young woman is a tragedy. I cried because it cut to the bone. I cried because I saw people all over the mental health cyber world trashing her in various ways. I was Britney, sans children and fame, 23 years ago. It was excruciatingly painful for me without the media attention and losing my children. I was scared and lost and alone and no one offered me a viable alternative to the torture I was subjected to.
Britney has it worse. I was seen by dozens of people (my co-op roomates), she is being seen by millions. The shame and humiliation was indescribable for me—think of what it is for Britney. And it’s not just that it’s on the world screen—forced treatment is a crime against humanity—what we go through in the hospital when forced is no less than torture—bound and tied, left in isolation—yes that all still happens. Offering no alternative to drugs that kill is a crime too. Having a media that is out for blood is also sickening with all of us out here lapping it up.
We humans are often so disgusting.
This opens so many wounds.