Just as Amsterdam had a Beyoncé Boulevard and the famous Dam square, the Lady. The city council has the activists of the Surface not long enjoy their performance.
The group calls itself The Ground and goes to war against the many male street names in the Netherlands. ‘With street names, we decide who are worthy of honor, now that men in particular. This has to change,” he told an initiator to the Dutch news site Joop.
For that reason, went to different groups in addition to Amsterdam, also in Ede, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Tilburg, Den Haag, Delft, Arnhem, Leiden and Nijmegen started with the replace of street names that are named after a man.
In the capital got the Dam on a new road sign the name Lady, the Rokin was renamed Beyoncé Boulevard and the Ferdinand Bolstraat to the Mies Bouwmanstraat. With pink tape was the Marnixstraat is crossed out. Under the name tag was that of the Mary Wollstonecraftstraat, the British philosopher who in the eighteenth century, one of the first champions of women’s rights.
But the signs had to quickly back away from the city. It would all be a bit confusing for those who the way in Amsterdam.
According to an article from the news site De Correspondent is only 12 per cent of the street names in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Groningen, the name of a woman. Often, by the way, female ancient gods, rarely to historical figures.