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Monday 13th June 2022
Lizzo Called Out For Using Ableist Slur in Latest Song
Lizzo's new single, 'Grrrls,' has been heavily criticised for featuring the ableist slur, "spaz."
In the first 12 seconds of the song, Lizzo sings "hold me back, imma spaz."
Disability activist Hannah Diviney says for decades this word has been used to "insult" disabled people.
"My disability Cerebral Palsy is literally classified as Spastic Diplegia (where spasticity refers to unending painful tightness in my legs) - your new song makes me pretty angry and sad," says Hannah, "spaz doesn’t mean freaked out or crazy, it’s an ableist slur - it’s 2022 do better."
Many have taken to social media to express their disappointment in Lizzo and the use of the ableist slur.
Disability activist known as Pacing Pixie says it's not too late for Lizzo to remove the slur from the song's lyrics.
"By using this slur, Lizzo suggests it’s socially acceptable to do so and therefore propagates the use of others," says Pacing Pixie, "it’s not too late - please just remove it."
Lizzo has yet to comment on the backlash.
$40 Million Invested In Services That Support Women Going Through Menopause
In an Australian first, women experiencing symptoms of menopause will soon be able to access specialist menopause services and hubs across NSW.
Over $40 million of government funding will go towards supporting people dealing with menopause.
The NSW government is set to establish four new hubs and 16 holistic menopausal services across the state.
NSW Minister for Women, Bronnie Taylor says these hubs and services will also provide "virtual consultations for women who cannot attend a service in person."
“These services will provide expert advice for women experiencing severe menopausal symptoms and address the associated health risks such as fractures, risk of stroke and heart disease," she says, "I want them to know that they no longer need to keep calm and carry on, together we can smash the taboo!”
Unfortunately at this moment, NSW is currently the only state establishing these services.
Britney Spears Gets Married
In amazing news, Britney Spears got married to model and actor Sam Asghari on Thursday.
The two have been together since 2016 but unfortunately were forbidden from marrying and starting a family.
During her 13 year conservatorship, Britney Spears had zero control of her finances, career, personal relationships and body.
Her father Jamie Spears was allegedly an abusive conservator who tightly controlled intimate details of Britney's life.
Thankfully in November 2021 the conservatorship was terminated and Britney finally had control of her life again.
We at Kaleidoscope News are beyond thrilled to see Britney Spears FINALLY living her best life without being controlled by her father.