Dating is prostitution
Other Abolitionists viewed state sanctioned prostitution as morally offensive and harmful.In 1869, groups were formed in opposition to the Contagious Disease Acts, which included the National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Act and the Ladies National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts.
They perceived this type of sexual interaction as undermining to colonial hierarchies based on class and race.
Some of this opposition came from the prominent feminist Josephine Butler.
Feminists saw prostitutes as an obstacle to equality in society, and therefore sought to end state-sanctioned prostitution.
The Cantonment Acts serve as examples of only some of the tension over prostitution in colonial India.
Between 18 many parts of British India, including the British military cantonments, were subjected to the Contagious Disease Acts.
Not only was Indian prostitution affected by the policy of the Governor General of India, it was also influenced by British cultural beliefs and conflicts.