Advert for sanitary towels

An advertisement for sanitary towels

by Marina Afonso The advertisement below is marketed towards women, as people during the Victorian period were unaware of menstruation in other genders, and so the analysis of the advertisement solely contemplates the experiences of women falling under the modern definition of cisgender women (assigned women at birth and continuing to identify as women), as they…

Josephine Butler: The Forgotten Feminist

by Adam Millar Born in 1828, Josephine Butler (neé Grey) was a social reformer and a women’s activist during the Victorian period, best known for leading the campaign for the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts, as well as campaigning for higher education for women.[1] From a young age Josephine was influenced by her father…