Representation

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.

Meisjes op het strand bij Katwijk 1927 Meisjeskamp V.C.J.B.
 

Sex and girls
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Conversations with young people show that a certain type of sexual behavior is more often approved for boys than for girls. A girl with changing sex partners is quickly called whore or slut, whereas the same behavior in a boy is often considered cool.

Cécile Frenkel-de Jong van Beek en Donk

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 (oprichter vrouwenbank) en Lien Kleinhoonte

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.

Detail cover 'Maandblad der Vereeniging voor Verbetering van Vrouwenkleeding' , collectie - IAV

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.

Vrouwenaktiegroep Spuugzat is tegen seksistische reclame 1992

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; the so-called Meld- en Regelkamer, which was initiated by the group Man Vrouw Maatschappij (Man Woman Society). The department responded in word and...

Fragment Love me gender. Transgenders op zoek naar liefde (EO, 2016)

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.