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We Can't Keep Quiet Women's March Geneva

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    Earth Day in the Time of Coronavirus

    Earth Day in the Time of Coronavirus

    It’s Earth Day!

    In this episode of We Can’t Keep Quiet, Doreen and Isobel discuss the Coronavirus pandemic and its social and economic consequences.

    They also talk about what you can do to mark Earth Day now that traditional celebrations and demonstrations are off the table.

    Correction: Doreen meant to say that Rihanna is from Barbados, not the Bahamas.


    Coronavirus pandemic


    'A disastrous situation': mountains of food wasted as coronavirus scrambles supply chain https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/09/us-coronavirus-outbreak-agriculture-food-supply-waste

    The Guardian view on the future of farming: let’s think about food https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/17/the-guardian-view-on-the-future-of-farming-lets-think-about-food

    Coronavirus: How Are Countries Responding to the Economic Crisis?

    Africa coronavirus cases could hit 10 million in six months: WHO

    The Economic Fallout of the Coronavirus in Southeast Asia https://carnegieendowment.org/2020/02/13/economic-fallout-of-coronavirus-in-southeast-asia-pub-81070

    To get coronavirus bailout money, the government is forcing airlines to fly ‘ghost planes’ [US] https://grist.org/climate/the-government-is-forcing-airlines-to-fly-nearly-empty-to-get-bailout-money/


    Celebrities, coronavirus has exposed how irrelevant you have become https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/07/coronavirus-celebrity-influence-criticism

    How Celebrities, Athletes, and Civilians Are Giving Back During the Coronavirus Pandemic https://www.glamour.com/story/how-celebrities-athletes-and-regular-people-are-giving-back-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

    The Human Struggle of the Stay-at-Home Celebrity https://jezebel.com/the-human-struggle-of-the-stay-at-home-celebrity-1842944284

    Jokes and memes

    Escape Our Current Hell With These (Good) Coronavirus Jokes https://www.vulture.com/2020/04/the-funniest-coronavirus-jokes.html

    The Best Coronavirus Memes, Jokes And Tweets To Make You A Bit Happier Right Now

    40 Funny Quarantine Signs By People Who Haven’t Lost Their Spirits Yet https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-quarantine-signs/

    Earth Day

    Earth Day 2020 https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2020/

    Isobel’s plants

    Echeveria derenbergii (Painted Lady) https://worldofsucculents.com/echeveria-derenbergii-painted-lady/

    Echeveria colorata https://worldofsucculents.com/echeveria-colorata/
    Echeveria green velvet

    • 40 min
    Climate Justice is a Feminist Issue

    Climate Justice is a Feminist Issue

    On 18 January, the 4th annual Women’s March took place around the world.

    Women’s March Geneva and Women’s March Zurich, with participation from the Collectif Grève Feministe, the Socialist Party, and SolidaritÉs, hosted a march in Geneva under the theme “Climate Justice is a Feminist Issue”.

    The Women’s March groups in Switzerland chose to deviate from the Women’s March Global theme, which focused on bodily autonomy, because we found it necessary to draw attention to Switzerland’s contribution to the growing climate crisis.

    In this episode, Doreen and Isobel dive deeper into why climate justice is a feminist issue, the current state, and what we can do about it.

    Resources referenced in the show:

    Swiss Banks in the End of the Fossil Fuel Age, Greenpeace: https://www.banktrack.org/download/swiss_banks_in_the_end_of_the_fossil_fuel_age/greenpeace_banktrack_fossil_fuel_age_english.pdf

    Global Wage Report 2018, ILO: https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/multimedia/maps-and-charts/enhanced/WCMS_650829/lang--en/index.htm

    The Pursuit of Gender Equality, OECD, 2017: https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/the-pursuit-of-gender-equality_9789264281318-en

    The Task Force for Climated-Related Financial Disclosure: https://www.fsb-tcfd.org/

    Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous People: https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/free-prior-and-informed-consent-protecting-indigenous

    Marsha de Cordova: The government shouldn’t blame disabled people for its failings, 2017: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/12/marsha-de-cordova-disabled-minister-equality-battles

    Further reading:

    How to Stop Freaking Out and Tackle Climate Change, 2019, New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/opinion/sunday/how-to-help-climate-change.html

    Top oil firms spending millions lobbying to block climate change policies, says report: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/mar/22/top-oil-firms-spending-millions-lobbying-to-block-climate-change-policies-says-report

    CO2 and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser: https://ourworldindata.org/co2-and-other-greenhouse-gas-emissions

    • 18 min
    Pink Mountain on Locust Island Book Review

    Pink Mountain on Locust Island Book Review

    In this episode of We Can't Keep Quiet, Teresa, Franziska and Doreen discuss the latest book in the Women's March Geneva book club, Pink Mountain on Locust Island by Jamie Marina Lau.

    • 19 min
    Tidying Up, Capitalism, and Elitist Minimalism

    Tidying Up, Capitalism, and Elitist Minimalism

    In the first episode of 2019, Isobel and Doreen talk about (the backlash against) Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, the minimalism movement, elitism, and hoarding.

    Doreen would like you to know that the ashtray she mentioned was merely decorative.

    Isobel and Doreen would also like to apologize for the episode's abrupt ending.


    -Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: Official Netflix Trailer https://bit.ly/2EueFA9

    -The Marie Kondo Books Debate Has Classist & Racist Undertones That Can't Be Ignored by Kerri Jarema https://bit.ly/2DeSAUC

    -The Backlash Against Marie Kondo Is So Stupid (And Racist) by Eliza Romero https://bit.ly/2upan6d

    -Poor People Don’t Have the Privilege of ‘Tidying Up’ by Hanna Brooks Olsen https://bit.ly/2RBefip

    -Ellen Oh’s author page http://www.ellenoh.com/

    Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

    • 28 min
    Book Discussion: All That Glitters by Alisa Valdes

    Book Discussion: All That Glitters by Alisa Valdes

    In this episode, Doreen and Teresa discuss All That Glitters, the book that Women's March Geneva read for our book club over the summer (sorry for the delay!).

    They explore a few themes, including:

    -mentorship between women
    -familial pressure
    -abusive relationships

    • 23 min
    Me Too: Part II

    Me Too: Part II

    In this episode, Isobel and Doreen continue their discussion on #MeToo, and discuss ways to begin changing relationships and value consent.

    • 28 min

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