Caroline Buckley

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Josephine Elizabeth Butler (13 April 1828 – 30 December 1906) was a Victorian era British feminist who was especially concerned with the welfare of prostitutes. She led the long campaign for the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts both in Britain and internationally from 1869 to 1886.

Josephine Butler - Victorian Feminist -campaigned for the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Act calling it 'surgical rape' & challenged the hideous double standard between men and women.

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Deborah Schneider: Soiled Doves, Fallen Women and Ladies of the Evening - Petticoats & Pistols

Victorian prostitutes being kept at the hospital while recovering from STD's.

Mary Mallon ("Typhoid Mary") in a hospital bed (foreground). She was forcibly quarantined as a carrier of typhoid fever in 1907 for three years and then again from 1915 until her death in It must have been pretty horrible for her, too.