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Rachel Perrone
Headlines, anniversaries, awareness days and just a little chitchat from the world of reproductive rights and gender justice. (A work in progress, always.)
Created 28 Jan 2020
  • Here's one you don't compromise
    24 Mar 2021 • 2 min read
    Today… is Equal Pay Day for 2021, the big’n, the all women to all men Equal Pay Day. Or as my lady lawyers would prefer, the day when the wages for U.S. women working full-time, year-round catch up to...
  • B.F.D.
    23 Mar 2021 • 3 min read
    Today… in 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed. Or as it shall always be known (to me, at least): Share Abortion Rewire News Group | This Abortion Rights Fight Is Calling Amy Coney Barrett’s Name ...
  • Come a mild day, come a warm rain
    22 Mar 2021 • 4 min read
    Today…. in 1972, Supreme Court ruled in Eisenstadt v Baird that single people have the same rights as married people when it comes to using birth control. in 1976, the New Jersey Superior Court issued...
  • We'll travel to Venus
    19 Mar 2021 • 3 min read
    Today… is the birthday of Margaret Foley (1875-1957), a labor organizer and suffragist who was nicknamed the “Hecker-In-Chief” by a journalist – #goals – for her habit of confronting anti-suffrage spe...
  • A really bad day
    18 Mar 2021 • 4 min read
    Today… I can’t. My brain has been glitching since I saw that bullshit line from the sheriff’s official about the Atlanta shooter that, you know, Tuesday “was a really bad day for him, and this is what...
  • Not everyone
    17 Mar 2021 • 4 min read
    Today… is National Corned Beef & Cabbage Day, as one would expect. I could crush a bowl, but sadly, neither of these two eat cabbage and the 13yo’s a vegetarian, so. is the birthday of Florence Rosenf...
  • Hey baby, I'm talkin' to you
    16 Mar 2021 • 4 min read
    Today… is the birthday of Nancy Wilson, guitarist from Heart, one of the very first cassettes I own, a 1985 release that I guess is considered so cheesy it’s not even listed on their Spotify discograp...
  • When there are nine
    15 Mar 2021 • 5 min read
    Today… is the birthday of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933–TooSoon). is the birthday of Harriet E. Wilson (1825–1900), considered the first Black author to publish a novel in the United States. A memorial to...
  • And now for something completely different
    12 Mar 2021 • 4 min read
    Today… is Working Moms Day, lolololololololololololololololololololollololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololol...
  • Shall we play a game?
    11 Mar 2021 • 5 min read
    Listen. Most days I get up an absurdly early hour, I have my coffee, I read a pile of articles, I schedule social posts for up to six different accounts, maybe I eat something, and I have my little ne...
  • Good things come
    10 Mar 2021 • 4 min read
    Today… is Abortion Provider Appreciation Day, marking the date in 1993 when abortion provider Dr. David Gunn was killed. is Harriett Tubman Day, marking the day she died in 1913. is Landline Telephone...
  • No Pence, all the richer
    09 Mar 2021 • 4 min read
    Today… is the birthday of Graciela Olivárez (1928-1987), the first woman and first Latina to graduate from Notre Dame Law School. is National Meatball Day, yes please. It has only been since reaching ...
  • Just another... you know the rest
    08 Mar 2021 • 3 min read
    Today… is every bit a Monday, the kind where it’s only 9am but you already feel behind. is Abortion Providers Appreciation Week and International Women’s Day is the birthday of Monica Helms (1950–), N...
  • Hell yeah, I want some
    05 Mar 2021 • 3 min read
    Today… is the birthday of Jerrie Cobb, (1931-2019), an aviator and would-be astronaut but for the sexism. In 1961-62, she was part of the team that underwent physical and psychological testing to beco...
  • It's poncho love
    04 Mar 2021 • 4 min read
    Today… in 2005, Martha Stewart was released from prison, and if your brain didn’t immediately picture that poncho, I don’t even know you. in 1917, Rep. Jeannette Rankin of Montana took her seat as the...
  • Petty party of 1
    03 Mar 2021 • 3 min read
    Today… Keeping it brief since I’m running behind. We… had a morning. …is International Sex Workers Rights Day. …is National Cold Cuts Day, which I will only ever for the rest of my life celebrate with...
  • Joke's on you
    02 Mar 2021 • 3 min read
    Today… is the birthday of Susanna Salter (1860-1961) the first woman elected mayor of a U.S. city. Look at this nonsense: “Her election was a surprise because her name had been placed on a slate of ca...
  • Same as it ever was
    01 Mar 2021 • 4 min read
    Today… is March, as it has been for such a long time now. is the first day of Women’s History Month, as well as International Women of Color Day. Share Abortion The Daily Beast | Women Are Putting The...
  • It's going around
    26 Feb 2021 • 3 min read
    Today… is Oaxacan Coffee Day. I’m calling it so. If we can have Banana Walnut Bread Day and Stop Hitting Your Brother (I Mean It This Time) Day, why not. We all deserve a coffee cocktail after this we...
  • She's mighty mighty
    25 Feb 2021 • 4 min read
    Today… is the birthday of Millicent Fenwick, (1910-1992), U.S. Representative and Republican at a time when one could sometimes do that AND support abortion rights, the ERA, campaign spending limits a...
  • Diane, 8:45am, February 24th...
    24 Feb 2021 • 4 min read
    Today… is Twin Peaks Day. if Twin Peaks isn’t your cup of coffee – damn fine as it is – today is also National Tortilla Chip Day. But for much of 1990-1991, this truly was a whole. mood. How much did ...
  • We're up all night to the sun
    23 Feb 2021 • 3 min read
    Today… my 11yo was up tossing and turning… all night? It certainly felt like it. And if you know me at all, you know the flaming oil spill that is my 13yo’s sleep schedule. All this to say… what day i...
  • Song of a second April in quarantine
    22 Feb 2021 • 4 min read
    Today… in 1832, the first all female, all Black anti-slavery group was founded in Salem, Massachusetts. The group, founded as the Colored Female Religious and Moral Society of Salem – later renamed th...
  • A woman on a mission
    19 Feb 2021 • 4 min read
    Today… is Friday Fish Fry Day, just to mock me, I assume, ‘cause I’ve been fixated lately on finding a basket of fish n’ chips. Listen, you know I love you, fried catfish, tilapia, tempura, but I need...
  • No Rush
    18 Feb 2021 • 4 min read
    Today… is National Drink Wine Day! Open your nearest obituary page and give a toast. is the birthday of both Toni Morrison (1931–) and Audre Lorde (1934–1992), and I’m willing to bet that every single...