bell hooks (via wretchedoftheearth)
During the 1990s, Bill Clinton bragged about “ending welfare as we know it”, triggering a spike in dire poverty and homelessness, among single mothers in particular. Clinton also exploded the prison population with mandatory minimums and prison privatization, beginning the ongoing trend of mass incarcerating women, including application of the death penalty. Many liberals, including feminists, applauded these “centrist” measures at the time and have continued to remain silent on their devastating impact.
SO. damn. important.