Women's Birthdays & Milestones

October 12

Mabel Boardman b. 1860-Red Cross leader

Ann Petry b. 1908-writer, critic

Alice Childress b. 1920-playwright

Amy Eilberg b. 1954-1st woman ordained Rabbi, Conservative Judaism

Our Lady Aparecida Day, matron of Brazil

Quote for the Day

"We deny the right of any portion of the species to decide for another portion what is and what is not their 'proper sphere.' The proper sphere for all human beings is the largest and highest which they are able to attain to."

~ Harriet Taylor Mill, (who, with John Mill ,created a marriage based on equalitarian principals) 1850, England

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Gay and Lesbian History Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Time Off For Women Week, International Wages for Housework Campaign: October 24-30

National Coming Out Day: October 11

National Grandmothers' Day: 2nd Sunday

Take Back the Night: October 25

Turn Off Violence Day: October 27

Reprinted from The WomanSource Catalog & Review's, "women's perpetual calendar"