Remembering on December 6th.

December 6, 2011

I'm making an extra post this week (and stepping away from regular programming) to write a brief post remembering 14 Canadian women. I know many of my readers are American, but I hope you read on anyway.

On December 6th, 1989, at the Montreal l'ecole Polytechnique, 14 women were shot and killed by a single gunmen.

The man responsible shot and claimed female lives throughout the school. The most horrific instance, though, is when he entered an engineering class full of 60 people, men and women. He seperated the men from the women, and had the men leave the room. He exclaimed his hatred for feminists - and despite the women pleading that they were not feminists...they were shot.

I am a woman who attended university - in a science program no less - and there are still some people in this world who would consider me to be a feminist*, just for being educated.

So today I remember these young women, who needlessly lost their lives for no reason other than someone's ignorance and hatred.

Anne St-Arneault (23)
Genevieve Bergeron (21)
Helene Colgan (23)
Nathalie Croteau (23)
Barbara Daigneault (22)
Anne-Marie Edward (21)
Maud Haviernick (29)
Barbara Klueznick (31)
Maryse Laganiere (25)
Maryse Leclair (23)
Anne-Marie Lemay (22)
Sonia Pelletier (23)
Michele Richard (21)
Annie Turcotte (21)

*Not that there's anything wrong with women who ARE feminists...I'm just not.

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