We’re thrilled to report that Hasan Piker — you know him as HasanAbi, the wildly popular leftist Twitch streamer and commentator — joined us for this week’s episode of Krystal Kyle & Friends. Hasan provided his trademark keen insight on the key leftist struggles of our moment, what’s wrong with the infighting among leftist political commentators, how we can productively critique progressive lawmakers, and much more.
We had to kick off the episode by talking about this week’s big story: Britney Spears gave testimony on the cruel, exploitative nature of her thirteen-year conservatorship. With her most basic rights thrown away to the discretion of her father, Britney detailed the truly horrific abuse that has followed the loss of her autonomy.
Working seven days a week without control of her money, denied the most basic power over her body: Britney’s story is a chilling example of the linkages between ableism and the restriction of reproductive rights. It’s also a story of labor abuses. The call to #FreeBritney is an essential feminist mandate: nobody should have to live this way.