The Female's Friend
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The Female's Friend, 1846

Although short-lived, 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.