From the 1920s until the second half of the 1960s, feminism lost its power. In the late sixties she resurrected, with a 'second feminist wave' as a result.
Between first and second waveDuring the crisis of the thirties, attempts were made in various countries to reduce the paid labor of women. Women often earned less and were therefore sometimes more popular for certain jobs than men. That is why the paid work of women was seen as a threat to male labor.
SpearheadsIn the first as well as in the second feminist wave, four major battlefields can be identified: labor, education, politics and the whole field of sexuality, marriage and family. Lesbian women had a leading role in the women's movement. In the 1980s, black women demanded awareness for, among other things, their dual discrimination.
Feminism in the 20th century
The lessons of Dolle Mina (‘Mad Mina’)
‘Mad Mina’ has become the symbol for the second feminist wave in the Netherlands. Four videos about the Dolle Mina’s and their actions.Read more
Dolle Mina (‘Mad Mina’)
Dolle Mina was a left-wing radical feminist activist group, established in December 1969. Their aim was to improve women’s rights through playful and humorous protest demonstrations.Read more
Latin American Feminism: A new Wave?
On January 23 Professor Maxine Molyneux (UK) conducted the second annual Rosa Manus Lecture.Read more
Memory is power: Rosa Manus lecture by Maxine Molyneux
Impressions of the Rosa Manus Lecture 2018 by Maxine Molyneux on Latin American feminism.Read more
Lesbian oral history
Atria produced the Moving Lesbians series that is based on the life stories of five Dutch lesbians, who greatly contributed to the visibility and emancipation of Dutch lesbian women from the 1960s onwards.Read more
Everyone knows that Anja Meulenbelt has written ‘De Schaamte voorbij’ (Shame is Over). The publication of this book in 1976, had a major influence on many women and the women’s movement. It is much less known that Anja Meulenbelt also drew for women’s lib. An example is this series of ten different postcards, published by feminist publisher […]Read more
Queen Wilhelmina as an idol
On May 15th 1913, Queen Wilhelmina paid an official visit to the exhibition ‘De Vrouw 1813-1913’ (Woman 1813-1913) in Amsterdam. A couple of months later on August 16th, she came unofficially ‘just to look’. Queen-mother Emma, prince consort Hendrik and crown princess Juliana also visited the exhibition. The exhibition lasted from the 2nd of May until the 30th of […]Read more