This is really good, and worth your time reading.
In 2001, INCITE! and Critical Resistance laid down a network of strong roots in the form of the visionary Statement Against Gender Violence and the Prison Industrial Complex. Those roots were offshoots of and intertwined those planted over hundreds of years by feminist anti-violence, anti-prison movement work in this country and beyond. adrienne maree brown and Shana Sassoon remind us that strong trees weather storms when their roots grow intertwined with those of others. It is this interconnection that has helped us weather a myriad of storms that have shifted the ground beneath us. We now live in a country where hundreds of thousands of women and femmes—an overwhelming number of whom are survivors of sexual and domestic violence—are incarcerated in prison or jails. We also live in a country whose president speaks glibly about his entitlement to sexually abuse women and who actively rips apart families…
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