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14 Women

December 7th, 2010 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues | Parenting | Personal

It is the 21st anniversary of the shootings at École Polytechnique, now known as the Montreal Massacre. Fourteen women were shot because they were going after their dreams. They were reaching a little bit higher than ‘traditional’ female roles.

I don’t remember hearing about the shooting when it happened, but I was only 8 years old and I can fully understand why my mother would keep it from me – my single mother, raising two daughters, working to support our family, much like Marc Lepine’s mother.

I don’t know when the incident – and all the incidents of violence against women that have caught the public’s consciousness – became part of my knowledge base, but it is now and ever will be.

  • Geneviève Bergeron
  • Hélène Colgan
  • Nathalie Croteau
  • Barbara Daigneault
  • Anne-Marie Edward
  • Maud Haviernick
  • Maryse Laganière
  • Maryse Leclair
  • Anne-Marie Lemay
  • Sonia Pelletier
  • Michèle Richard
  • Annie St-Arneault
  • Annie Turcotte
  • Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz

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