Purple September and Mad Mina are arguably the most well-known action groups from the second feminist wave in the Netherlands.
There are however clear differences between the two groups.
Purple September proclaimed that being a lesbian would be a political choice. Furthermore, one could not become a member of the group and Purple September consistenly refused to talk to men.
Six editions of their newspaper appeared, the first being in October 1972 and the last in April 1974.
Purple September originated from the discussion group ‘Purple Mien’:
‘We are Purple September, because it was in September we first understood that the political awareness of feminism hasn’t started yet.’
This statement refers to the action of the Palestinian terrorist organization ‘Black September’ at the Olympic games in Munich in September 1972.
Source: Archive Maaike Meijer inv.nr 2