Atria researched the representation of transgender people in Dutch media of the past 25 years, and investigated how the transgender identity became a recognisable, public figure.
Public perception and stereotyping are at the heart of the inequality between men and women. Stereotyping always has concrete consequences whether it’s about women at the top or girls supposedly being no good at maths.
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.
Clara Meijers (1885-1964) had a dream: founding a bank for women. This vision, although altered, became reality in 1928. The Robaver opened a 'women's bank' as a seperate branch.
The debate over which dress for women is oppressive and dysfunctional, is already old. In 1899, an association fought for clothing in which women could walk, sit an work.
Sexist expressions in the media are a continuing source of irritation for many women and men. In 1974, the need was felt for a complaints department