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I originally read this in [ profile] eponymous_rose's journal and when she suggested that the rest of us may want to pass this along, I decided to do so. I'm in the States and was only four at the time anyway, so I had no idea that something like this had ever happened.

On this day in 1989, a man walked into a mechanical engineering classroom at the École Polytechnique in Montreal with a legally obtained rifle and told all the men to leave the room. He claimed he was fighting feminism: "You're women, you're going to be engineers. You're all a bunch of feminists. I hate feminists." He then shot all nine women in the room, killing six of them, then moved through the hallways and killed another eight women. Fourteen women killed, ten women injured, and four men injured.

Geneviève Bergeron, 21, civil engineering
Nathalie Croteau, 23, mechanical engineering
Anne-Marie Edward, 21, chemical engineering
Maryse Laganière, 25, budget clerk in school's finance dept
Anne-Marie Lemay, 22, mechanical engineering
Michèle Richard, 21, materials engineering
Annie Turcotte, 21, materials engineering
Hélène Colgan, 23, mechanical engineering
Barbara Daigneault, 22, mechanical engineering
Maud Haviernick, 29, materials engineering
Maryse Leclair, 23, materials engineering
Sonia Pelletier, 28, mechanical engineering
Annie St-Arneault, 23, mechanical engineering
Barbara Klucznik Widajewicz, 31, nursing

Today is National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada, so I thought I'd re-post about this since these women deserve to be remembered. You can read more about the tragedy on Wikipedia but please beware of any links you follow there. Some of the source articles have comments on them that are grossly inappropriate and anti-woman. (I didn't read them but I'm taking [ profile] eponymous_rose's word for it.)

Date: 2011-12-07 07:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is terrible! I will remember this horrible tragedy.

Date: 2011-12-07 12:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
How horrible! I had never heard about this. WTF is wrong with people?? I just...I don't even know what to say.


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