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"I don't want to live in a Green World that exploits Women" Feminist GND with Maeve Cohen

August 10, 2020
Manchester Green New Deal podcast
"I don't want to live in a Green World that exploits Women" Feminist GND with Maeve Cohen
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Manchester Green New Deal podcast
"I don't want to live in a Green World that exploits Women" Feminist GND with Maeve Cohen
Aug 10, 2020

When people think of a Green New Deal their head immediately runs towards industrial policy; building solar powered cities, dumping fossil fuels, having sustainable public transport and good Green manual jobs. That's what we need to save the world from itself and we all need to get involved to do so. If that's the case then why are the majority of those industries dominated by Men? When the traditional "breadwinner" heads out to build the Solar farm who's looking after his family? His children, his elderly parents? Are these roles not vital too? Women make up the majority of the work force in care, education, health, unpaid domestic work, where is their GND? Why are men not seen as being the child rearers and carers of the frail?  Why are we only fixating on one part of the economy if we are attempting to save the planet?

Joining us this week to discuss The Feminist Green New Deal is Maeve Cohen. Maeve is the co-author of "Towards a Feminist GND for the UK". Maeve is currently a researcher at The Sustainable Consumption Institute and former director of Rethink Economics. We unpick what a real social justice orientated GND would look like, what is intersectionality and why we should shape the post Covid economy around care.



Links
Feminist GND Paper
https://wbg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Feminist-Green-New-Deal.pdf

Women's environmental Network
https://www.wen.org.uk/

Womens budget group
https://wbg.org.uk/

Maeve's piece in Open Democracy about a feminist GND
https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/oureconomy/its-time-to-talk-about-a-feminist-green-new-deal/

Siliva Federici- Caliban and the Witch
https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/9781570270598?gC=5a105e8b&gclid=Cj0KCQjwvb75BRD1ARIsAP6LcqtoXf9WTXeqWMtIkLDW2AcZv1VmkV9l33Hoy9HE2TqBuG389YrAkvcaArzAEALw_wcB

Adrienne Roberts
@DrAdrienneRob
Towards a Feminist Global Trade Politics
https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/towards-a-feminist-global-trade-politics(1ef21053-eb60-4df5-9d5f-9359447907b8).html

Shout outs
Judith Emanuel of Steady State Manchester


Harrie Larrington -Spencer
@harrielspencer

Rest in Power
Sheila Abdullah

Show Notes

When people think of a Green New Deal their head immediately runs towards industrial policy; building solar powered cities, dumping fossil fuels, having sustainable public transport and good Green manual jobs. That's what we need to save the world from itself and we all need to get involved to do so. If that's the case then why are the majority of those industries dominated by Men? When the traditional "breadwinner" heads out to build the Solar farm who's looking after his family? His children, his elderly parents? Are these roles not vital too? Women make up the majority of the work force in care, education, health, unpaid domestic work, where is their GND? Why are men not seen as being the child rearers and carers of the frail?  Why are we only fixating on one part of the economy if we are attempting to save the planet?

Joining us this week to discuss The Feminist Green New Deal is Maeve Cohen. Maeve is the co-author of "Towards a Feminist GND for the UK". Maeve is currently a researcher at The Sustainable Consumption Institute and former director of Rethink Economics. We unpick what a real social justice orientated GND would look like, what is intersectionality and why we should shape the post Covid economy around care.



Links
Feminist GND Paper
https://wbg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Feminist-Green-New-Deal.pdf

Women's environmental Network
https://www.wen.org.uk/

Womens budget group
https://wbg.org.uk/

Maeve's piece in Open Democracy about a feminist GND
https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/oureconomy/its-time-to-talk-about-a-feminist-green-new-deal/

Siliva Federici- Caliban and the Witch
https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/9781570270598?gC=5a105e8b&gclid=Cj0KCQjwvb75BRD1ARIsAP6LcqtoXf9WTXeqWMtIkLDW2AcZv1VmkV9l33Hoy9HE2TqBuG389YrAkvcaArzAEALw_wcB

Adrienne Roberts
@DrAdrienneRob
Towards a Feminist Global Trade Politics
https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/towards-a-feminist-global-trade-politics(1ef21053-eb60-4df5-9d5f-9359447907b8).html

Shout outs
Judith Emanuel of Steady State Manchester


Harrie Larrington -Spencer
@harrielspencer

Rest in Power
Sheila Abdullah