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Ralph Thicknesse

Ralph Thicknesse was a member of the Men and Women’s Club and a friend of Karl Pearson’s from his student days at Cambridge. Thicknesse “was a barrister and Secretary of the Minors’ Protection Committee, an organization concerned to implement the 1885 Criminal Law Amendment Act in relation to child sexual abuse.” (Bland 2001: 9). He delivered a paper to the Men and Women’s Club in November 1888 entitled ‘Claims of Children.’

For further information see:
Lucy Bland (2001) Banishing the Beast: Feminism, Sex and Morality London: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
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