Josephine Butler Society

Connections

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Family and Intimate relationships Isabella Ormston Ford
Isabella's brothers John Rawlinson and Thomas Benson were also active in public life, and they, too, shared Isabella's interest in the welfare of women and the working classes. Unlike her, however, they were both active...
Family and Intimate relationships Isabella Ormston Ford
IOF 's cousins Elizabeth Pease Nichol and Katharine Blackhouse were among the leaders of the Ladies' National Association when it campaigned on the national stage for the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts. Another cousin,...
Occupation Mary Catherine Hume
MCH was also an energetic speaker for the Ladies' National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts and she frequently attended Plymouth and Devonport courthouses to observe related trials. Her presence there, like...
politics Laura Ormiston Chant
Much of LOC 's life was spent in social and political activism, particularly under the auspices of groups involved in working for women's rights (including the suffrage) and women's protection—that is, in favour of social...
politics Josephine Butler
JB became president of the Ladies' National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts (the LNA) which later became the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene .
Butler herself says she was president...
politics Sarah Grand
From the time she was fifteen, SG had supported Josephine Butler 's crusade against the Contagious Diseases Acts of 1864, 1866, and 1869. (She admired Butler but never met her.) The medical knowledge SG gleaned...
politics Josephine Butler
JB received a letter from Daniel Cooper , secretary of the Rescue Society , supporting the efforts of the Ladies' National Association to repeal the Contagious Diseases Acts.
Butler, Josephine. Personal Reminiscences of a Great Crusade. Hyperion Press, 1989.
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politics Josephine Butler
JB was present at the inaugural meeting of the British, Continental, and General Federation for the Abolition of Government Regulation of Prostitution ; she and Henry Wilson served as joint-secretaries.
Caine, Barbara. Victorian Feminists. Oxford University Press, 1992.
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Jordan, Jane. Josephine Butler. John Murray, 2001.
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politics Harriet Martineau
When the Ladies' National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts was formed in December 1869, HM 's was one of the leading signatories. She also participated in the same campaign through articles...
politics Josephine Butler
Judith R. Walkowitz suggests that the LNA 's political following owed a great deal to the charismatic appeal of Josephine Butler , whose speeches against the instrumental rape of working women under the acts electrified...
politics Josephine Butler
Along with other members of the Ladies' National Association , JB firmly protested against the situation of women in British India, where the Contagious Diseases Acts continued to apply. She involved herself with the...
Reception Josephine Butler
In December 1927, as the centenary of JB 's birth approached, the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene published Dame Millicent Fawcett and E. M. Turner 's Josephine Butler: Her Work and Principles, and Their...
Textual Features Josephine Butler
They were requested to produce this work by the Ladies' National Association for the Abolition of Government Regulation of Vice . It is primarily autobiographical since the Johnsons largely compiled it from her own publications:...
Textual Production Millicent Garrett Fawcett
MGF was eighty at the time of writing this book, but still active both physically and mentally. The book was published by the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene . The Association was formed in...
Textual Production Harriet Martineau
She was the first signatory to the petition published on 31 December 1869, also in the Daily News, by the Ladies' National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts . These four...

Timeline

December 1869
The Ladies' National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts was formed as part of the movement to repeal the Contagious Diseases Acts.
31 December 1869
The Daily News published the Ladies' Protest, a document signed by 124 women which outlined their arguments for the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts.
1870
The National Association for the Promotion of Social Purity was founded to ensure purity as the law of individual and social life.
Hunt, Alan. Governing Morals: A Social History of Moral Regulation. Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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1871
The Ladies' National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts had 57 branches and 811 subscribing members in this year.
1885
By this time, Ellice Hopkins ' Ladies' Association for the Care of the Lost had branches in 85 towns.
1886
By this date, the Ladies' National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts claimed that more than 500,000 forced exams of prostitutes had shown no sign of disease in the women.
November 1970
The Shield ended publication in London.
October 1971
News and Views of the Josephine Butler Society began publication in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.