Wednesday, December 06, 2006

On December 6th, 1989, at the École Polytcehnique of the Université de Montrél, 14 young women engineering students were shot to death by a man who singled out women students to kill, ordering the men present to leave, and screaming that he hated "feminists." The murderer then shot himself and left a letter claiming that women had ruined his life and blocked his entry into the engineering school (1987/88 figures showed women comprising well under 20% of engineering students.)

The "Montreal Massacre" become a symbol of the brutal leanghts to which opposition to the changes in women's lives may go. An end to violence in an integral part of the movemebnt to end sexiam, bring equality, and work towards women's liberation. December 6 is a feminist day of mourning that both recognized the danger and poain women face and emphasizes the work we must continue to do in order to put an end to mail violence.

Please take a moment to remember the 14 women murdered, their families, and also the men who were forced to leave the classroom on gun point.

In member of:
Anne-Marie Edward
Anne-Marie Lemay
Annie St-Arneauult
Annie Turcotte
Barbara Daigneault
Barbara Maria Klueznick
Geneviève Bergeron
Hélène Colgan
Maud Haviernick
Marylse Lahanière
Maryse Leclair
Michèle Richard
Natalie Croteau
Sonia Pelletier

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