[Trigger warning for discussion of violence.]
As many Shameless readers will be aware, today is the 22nd anniversary of the Montreal massacre, an event in which a man shot 28 people and killed 14 women, claiming to be “fighting feminism.” Much to the chagrin of many, the man’s name is known and published and remembered frequently in media coverage of commemorative events, but the names of the murdered women are often missing.
Today, we remember:
Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student
Hélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
Barbara Daigneault (born 1967), mechanical engineering student
Anne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering student
Maud Haviernick (born 1960), materials engineering student
Maryse Laganière (born 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique’s finance department
Maryse Leclair (born 1966), materials engineering student
Anne-Marie Lemay (born 1967), mechanical engineering student
Sonia Pelletier (born 1961), mechanical engineering student
Michèle Richard (born 1968), materials engineering student
Annie St-Arneault (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
Annie Turcotte (born 1969), materials engineering student
Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (born 1958), nursing student
Also on this day, we continue the fight for an end to gender-based violence, and pay particular attention to the intersecting of oppressions that can enable violence. Read our guest blogger’s piece from earlier today for one perspective.
Here are some links for your perusal:
Please feel free to share more links in comments.