The Female's Friend, 1846
The Female's Friend drew attention to the philanthropic
and charitable activities of many Victorian men and women. It was
designed to promote the aims of a society which campaigned against
the organised trade in prostitution, featuring articles on the law
and politics, but also including general pieces on women's employment.
The tone was challenging and uncompromising, and despite efforts
to include 'select poetry' and miscellaneous news in later issues,
the journal - together with the Associate Institute itself - was
soon forced to close for lack of support.