Josephine Butler and the Making of Feminism: international abolitionism in the Netherlands (1870–1914)

  title={Josephine Butler and the Making of Feminism: international abolitionism in the Netherlands (1870–1914)},
  author={Petra de Vries},
  journal={Women's History Review},
  pages={257 - 277}
  • Petra de Vries
  • Published 1 April 2008
  • History, Political Science
  • Women's History Review
The history of Dutch abolitionism within the wider international context highlights the complex relationship between abolitionism and feminism. Feminism and abolitionism were intricately related, both playing a central role in discourses about sexuality and the State in the last decades of the nineteenth century. Josephine Butler’s ‘crusade’ against the regulation of prostitution played a crucial role in the rise of Dutch evangelical feminism and inspired later generations of feminists to… 
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