Aletta Jacobs


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Dutch physician who opened the first birth control clinic in the world in Amsterdam (1854-1929)

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Aletta Jacobs (1854-1929) has earned herself a name as the first female university student, the first doctor and medical practitioner of the Netherlands.
Smith, whom Addams described to Heymann as her "most intimate friend," inspired a great deal of enthusiasm among Addams's colleagues.(25) "Will you kiss your dear friend, Miss Smith, for me and tell her that in sleepless nights and even in nice dreams I see her before me as a good angel," wrote Aletta Jacobs in 1915.
When Shaw fell and broke her foot and Anthony, at the same time, fractured her elbow, Shaw ruefully labeled them "rather a broken up couple." Yet Aletta Jacobs saw Anthony as Shaw's "secretary, friend, and housekeeper," since Shaw paid her a salary.
Aletta Jacobs, the first woman physician in the Netherlands and an international leader, and her husband, Carel Victor Gerritsen, also attracted favorable attention as a model couple within the international women's movement.
Conflict within the German League for the Protection of Motherhood, the leading progressive sex-reform association, led to revelations about the "free marriage" of Helene Stocker and one of her major male allies, Bruno Springer, and Stocker's countercharges that her opponent, Adele Schreiber-Krieger, was also sleeping with her male supporters.(53) In the aftermath of this affair, Aletta Jacobs reported, disgustedly, to Rosika Schwimmer that "Dr.
Aletta Jacobs to Rosika Schwimmer [German], 16 Feb.
1924, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Papers, reel 1 (Micro filming Corporation of America) for "perverse au point de vue sexuel"; Aletta Jacobs to Rosika Schwimmer, 3 May 1909, Schwimmer-Lloyd Collection, box A-20, for "Manly-Looking"; Helen Archdale to Anna Nilsson, 17 May 1933, Equal Rights International Papers, box 331, Fawcett Library, London Guildhall University, for cropped hair and mannish dress; Mia Boissevain, tribute to Rosa Manus, n.d., Rosa Manus Papers, Internationaal Informatiecentrum en Archief voor de Vrouwenbeweging.
van Hoevell, Anna Abrahamsz (ten years old), Jan ten Brink, Augusta de Wit, Justus van Maurik, Marie van Zeggelen, Aletta Jacobs, C.
Anita Augspurg, Germany's first woman judge; Aletta Jacobs, Holland's first woman physician; Wangari Maathai, first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize; and Malala Yousafzai, the first teen to be chosen as a Peace Laureate.
From WILPF's beginning in 1915 Rosa Manus was extremely active in WILPF as a working companion of Aletta Jacobs. She died on April 28 1943 in Ravensbruck.