Effects of Global Economics and Military Spending on Women

February 07, 1997

With the help of the renowned New Zealand feminist, former Member
of Parliament, and author — Marilyn Waring, today on Democracy Now
we’ll take a special look at how global economics and politics
effects women. In a new video released this past year called Who’s
Counting: Sex, Lies and Global Economics, Marilyn Waring challenges
the myths of economics, its elitist stance, and our tacit
compliance with political agendas that masquerade as objective
economic policy.

When Marilyn Waring was elected to the New Zealand parliament in
1975, she thought she might one day return to her first love,
classical music. Instead, the 22-year-old MP was re-elected three
times and blazed a trail that eventually brought down her own
government and launched her as the foremost spokesperson for global
feminist economics. Today on Democracy Now, Marilyn Waring, in her
video Who’s Counting, takes us on a journey around the world to
examine the effect of global economics and military spending on the
lives of women.