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Feminism is alive and well, and is once again part of the social debate in the media, at universities and at the workplace. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, women protested against their exclusion from education and employment, which culminated in the fight for female suffrage. The period from the 1960s through the 1980s was dominated by themes such as abortion, paid and unpaid work and sexual violence. In the Netherlands, Dolle Mina is the best-known feminist action group of that era.
Below you will find a selection of Atria's publications along with other gems from the collection on this subject.
In 1897, this top Dutch feminist best-seller came out: Hilda van Suylenburg by C. Goedkoop-de Jong van Beek en Donk. By 1919 it got to its eighth edition.
Religions are probably the most persistent patriarchal strongholds. Within all religions, women have always offered resistance to the male perspective and the exclusion of women. banner of the catholic women's movement As of the 1970s - during the so-...
'Door duisternis tot licht' (Through darkness to the light) is the story of Raden Adjeng Kartini (1879-1904). She was an aristocratic woman from Java in the former Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), who learned to speak Dutch well. This was rather unusual for Javan women in that time. This enabled her...