The Finnish national election of April 2019 saw a rollback of the previous rightwing coalition government and a surge for feminists, leftists and greens. The new Feminist Party won no seats, but set a challenge to the other parties to be vigilant in protecting women’s rights. Kaarina Kailo talks about politics and economics of the country, and its struggle to retain self-government in a corporate-dominated world.
Host(s): Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Kaarina Kailo is a feminist scholar, but also an elected official in the community of Oulu, representing the Left Alliance Party. Two of her books in English are Women and Bears: The gifts of nature, culture and gift revisited, and Finnish Goddess Mythology and the Golden Woman: Climate Change, Earth-based Indigenous knowledge and the Gift
Credits: Interview by WINGS series producer, Frieda Werden; editing assistance from Mindy Ran, associate producer.