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Today marks the 28th anniversary of École Polytechnique massacre. When my mom was alive she commemorated this every December 6th. She was a women's right's activist and this mysogynistic (women hating) crime affected her to the core. I remember being a little girl and my mom being so devastated by this tragedy. On December 6th, 1989, 14 young French-Canadian women were shot and killed at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal (and another 14 people wounded) for having the audacity to be female and having chosen to study and work in a male-dominated profession. Like my friend Andrea said to me in an email today, so much intelligence, courage and potential wasted that day. We as a society continue to often place women in subordinate positions with limited access to power and decision making. Small and large daily misogynies and micro-aggressions still abound. These women who were shot 28 years ago were amazing, brilliant women, who were training to be engineers, which was then, and is now a very male dominated profession. Thanks for reading. Cheers to moving towards more equality. And cheers to all the women reading this in male dominated professions, I totally respect you and honour you and am amazed by you! Share if you have any memories or thoughts about this day and topic. Love to hear! 😔 . . #montrealmassacre #ecolepolytechniquemassacre #mysogyny

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Today we remember the 14 women engineering students who were gunned down by a madman .#montrealmassacre .Dec 6, 1989

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Céline Dion sang this in Montréal years ago for the victims of 9/11, and its message seems as timely as ever. ~ l'amour existe encore ~ #workforpeace #montrealmassacre #makeartnotwar #thefamilythatsoundcheckstogether #lamourexisteencore

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I know that this has nothing to do with Christmas or my feed but screw it I want to bring this up since I haven't heard anyone else talk about it. 28 years ago today on December 6th 1989 a man named Mark Lepine walked into the University of Montreal with a gun and killed 14 female engineering students. This tragedy is known as the Montreal Massacre. Mark Lepine was not accepted into the engineering program at the university and he blamed his rejection on the female students. He thought that they had taken his spot and that females shouldn't go to university because that's a "man's place". Mark Lepine lined up the female students and told the male students to leave. Lepine said, "You are all a bunch of fucking feminists" and proceeded to shoot 14 women dead. Those 14 women were sisters, girlfriends, cousins, friends, and more. So, that is why today I post a white ribbon with a red rose; out of respect and in remembrance for those fourteen young women that had their lives ripped away from them by a person filled will hatred, jealousy, and evil. Violence against women is NOT something of the past and it is definitely NOT something that we don't see in Canada. One third of women have experienced physical/sexual violence at some point in their lives. Two out of every three victims of partner/ family related murders are women. These statistics are from 2015 and they have barely changed. This is happening RIGHT NOW. Women rights are human rights. What saddens me about this topic is hat I am just learning about this now. No one is talking about it; teachers, friends, school, classmates. If you want, please repost a red rose or white ribbon on your feed to raise awareness for violence against women and the Montreal Massacre. #red #redrose #redrose🌹 #whiteribbon #whiteribboncampaign #violenceagainstwomen #women #womenempowerment #feminist #feminism #endviolenceagainstwomen #equality #equal #equalright #equalrightsforwomen #montrealmassacre #montreal #remember #1989 #12/06/89 #ecolepolytechnique #universityofmontreal

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Given what the year has been like for women with the multitude of sexual harassment scandals, December 6th becomes even more symbolic and more important to remember. In Montreal 28 years ago, over 60 female engineering students were shot, and 14 killed, by a man who sought to fight feminism. Today, we are reminded that we all have a responsibility to recognize and actively work to put an end to all forms of violence against women. 30 years since the massacre, misogyny and gender-based violence still persist. In the 1980s, sexual harassment was added to the Human Rights Code and judged by courts as gender discrimination. Since then there have been many cases of violence and sexual harassment brought to focus and scrutiny, from the Jian Ghomeshi scandal in 2014 to the Harvey Weinstein scandal this year. Recently we have seen a domino-effect of people coming forward to end the silence. In recognition, Time magazine has named "The Silence Breakers," representing people who came forward to report sexual misconduct, as its Person of the Year. Remembering the past, we must consider our roles today, as men and women. Any and all discrimination - whether it be gender, race, religion, sexual orientation - is unacceptable. There is still much work to do to putting an end to it! #NKPov

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On December 6, 1989 fourteen young women lost their lives and thirteen people were injured by a gunman stormed Montreal’s École Polytechnique. His suicide note claimed political motives and blamed feminists for ruining his life. The note included a list if 19 women whom Lépine wished to kill. It is deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history. #montrealmassacre #montreal #canada #december6 #rememberthe14 #feminist #feminism #women #womanrights #patriarchy #weneedfeminism #women #violenceagainstwomen

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Today marks the 28th anniversary of the 1989 L'Ecole Polytechnique massacre. #YourMorning remembers their names. #montrealmassacre

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Never forget. #national Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. #montrealmassacre #ecolepolytechniquedemontreal

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14 faisceaux lumineux ont été allumés sur le belvédère du mont Royal en hommage aux 14 femmes victimes de la tuerie de l’école Polytechnique, survenue le 6 décembre 1989. • Des centaines de personnes étaient présentes pour cette cérémonie de commémoration, dont Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, la mairesse de Montréal, Valérie Plante, la ministre de l’Économie, Dominique Anglade, ainsi que des survivantes et des proches des victimes de la tragédie. • Plus tôt, le premier ministre canadien Justin Trudeau et ses ministres, qui sont actuellement en Chine, ont également rendu hommage aux victimes de la tragédie. . 📷: La Presse canadienne/Ryan Remiorz, Radio-Canada/Louis Blouin . . . #polytechnique #polytechniquemtl #jemesouviens #montreal #monroyal #mtl #mtlmoments #inmemoriam #contrelaviolence #againstviolence #december6 #violenceagainstwomen #violence #6decembre #actionsmatter #rip #montrealmassacre #tuerie #violences #femmes #feminism #feminisme #schoolmassacre #6decembre1989 #14femmes #endvaw #trudeau #sophietrudeau #valerieplante #justintrudeau

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Yesterday, on the Day of Remembrance for the 14 Women murdered in the #montrealmassacre of 1989, I sat surrounded by 3 incredible men & @bcit students who included me in their media project with @evolution1079 to spread the word upon #ViolenceAgainstWomen. I was absolutely blown away by their Kindness. Their passionate desire to Learn and Understand. Their Openness. Their drive to Creat REAL Change! I can’t thank you enough, boys, for taking a stand! As the President + Founder of @riaorganization, I applaud you upon your quest to raise awareness and show Survivors that their ARE Men who care and stand in solidarity. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. — Hey, @chrisgailus or @jodyvance, you should get these guys to speak on the News! What they are doing and chose to do as their end of term project is Incredible! ✊🏼🖤⚡️ // #iAmResilience #december6 #bcitsa #studentlife #yvr #vancouverisawesome #metoo #changemakers #socialjustice #domesticviolence #proudofthem

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It was a great day yesterday at BCIT! Can’t thank @evolution1079 enough for partnering with @riaorganization to #spreadtheword on #violenceagainstwomen and the #MontrealMassacre. Way to go guys! 🙏🏼 // #iAmResilience #campuslife #bcit

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Yesterday, we spent the afternoon with students at @bcit. @evolution1079 kindly asked us to take part in their project of raising awareness upon #ViolenceAgainstWomen. They courageously set up in The Great Hall and approached fellow students studying, mingling, and eating. The response was incredible! For yesterday’s Day of Remembrance upon the #MontrealMassacre, we remembered and honoured the 14 Women who were murdered by spreading a message of Hope, Healing, Positivity, Collectivity, and Resilience. We WILL Make A Difference and We WON’T allow for History to repeat itself. // #iAmResilience #december6 #togetherwecan #bcitsa #bcit #studentlife #vancouverisawesome #stoptheviolence #bethechange #yvr #ctvnews #globalbc

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DAY 6: #wcw #wearestemsquad #repost @stemininevlog (@get_repost) ・・・ 28 years ago, on December 6th, 1989 at École Polytechnique in Montreal, a misogynist walked into the school and shot 14 female engineering students. Let's not forget these women and let's make them proud. #womeninstem #montrealmassacre #STEMinine #stem #STEMinist #womeninengineering #wearestemsquad #thestemsquad #womeninstem #girlsinstem #stemgirls #stemgirlsrock #girlsinengineering #femaleengineer #femaleengineers #girlengineer #girlengineers #femalesinstem #girlscientist

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My USA friends, if you don't know of this tragedy, please read about it. Women killed by a misogynist, because they were studying a "men's" profession. #neverforget #rip Repost @stemininevlog with @repostapp ・・・ 28 years ago, on December 6th, 1989 at École Polytechnique in Montreal, a misogynist walked into the school and shot 14 female engineering students. Let's not forget these women and let's make them proud. #womeninstem #montrealmassacre #STEMinine #STEMinist #womeninengineering #thestemsquad #womeninstem #girlsinstem #girlsinengineering #femaleengineer #femaleengineers #girlengineer #girlengineers #femalesinstem #girlscientist ....... #effthepatriarchy #patriarchy #feminisim #pussygrabsback #feminist #metoo #riseup #bethechange #girlsrock #girlpower #vegan #vegangirl #vegansofig

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Slain women remembered . Jennifer Partington of the Circle Women’s Collective lights memorial candles Wednesday for the women slain during the Montreal Massacre. It was the first time the ritual of remembering was held at My Sisters' Place on Dundas Street in London. On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were shot to death at Ecole Polytechnique by Marc Lépine, who then turned the gun on himself. The incident is the deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history. Photo by Free Press photographer @mhensen2 . #irememberdec6 #rememberthe14 #december6 #montrealmassacre

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Taking the opportunity to share this (I figured my day 1 of #thestemsquad challenge can also double as my R E A D day) 28 years ago, on December 6th, 1989 at École Polytechnique in Montreal, a misogynist walked into the school and shot 14 female engineering students. Let's not forget these women and let's make them proud. #womeninstem #montrealmassacre #STEMinine #stem #STEMinist #womeninengineering #wearestemsquad #thestemsquad #womeninstem #girlsinstem #stemgirls #stemgirlsrock #girlsinengineering #femaleengineer #femaleengineers #girlengineer #girlengineers #femalesinstem #girlscientist

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Still remember this horrible day like it was yesterday...an armed man walked into a classroom at an engineering school in Montreal, demanded the women to stand on one side of the room and proceeded to shoot them all. These women were singled out for choosing a “male” profession. We must keep fighting for women to stand tall and have our voices to be heard 🙏🙏🙏 #repost @karlawelchstylist (@get_repost) ・・・ I'll never forget this horrible day in Canada in 1989, when an armed man separated the women from the men in a university engineering class, and proceeded to kill all the women because he was "fighting feminism." To have this anniversary of the #montrealmassacre be marked with the #silencebreakers on the cover of @time means our fight must never stop and our voices must never be silenced. To the guy today who said "my voice is annoying" - I feel sorry for you and, go fuck yourself. #thefutureisfemale

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Senseless then. Senseless 28 years later. But in tragedy, there is strength, resilience and opportunity. #montrealmassacre #nationaldayofremembranceandactiononviolenceagainstwomen

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For the ones passing on/through & present. You guide me ▪ On this day #montrealmassacre ▪ I SALUTE OUR RESILIENCE •~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~•~• Beats by @trussproducts 📸 Cathy Van Ingen #vision #thebiggerpicture #women #truth #power #riseup #shapeyourlife #emcee #truthseeker #Nari #endviolence #hiphop #mc #artist #speakingtruth #mic #studiosession #TRuss #studio #recording #powerfulwomen #poet #artistlife #fromcairowithlove #womenwhospit #sisters #sistersolidarity

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On December 6th, 1989, 14 women were shot to death by a man at the École Polytechnique in Montreal. Today is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. I'm thinking today about all the women who have done the hard work of merely attending a school program traditionally dominated by men. When I attended carpentry school at the Nova Scotia Community College in 1999, I was the only woman in my class. All of my classmates but two pretended I didn't exist and the two who spoke to me, did it only when the other guys weren't looking. Each day they all went to the strip club together for lunch and would bring back trading cards of naked women and leave them around the shop. The teacher (Mike) harassed me constantly until I dropped out. I heard that it took 12 more years of him being inappropriate before he was fired for sexual harassment. I left the conventional building world to take up with a bunch of nutty hippies making clay houses because the culture of natural building is almost as healthy as the materials. Many thanks to @rosalinefrith, Kim Thompson @deaneryproject, Linda Smiley, Becky Bee, @athenasteen, Catherine @blackrangelodge and @janine.bjornson for being great examples of the tough strong awesome woman I wanted to become. If it weren't for your work and the precedent it set, I would have struggled more. . . . . . #longpost #tough #strongwomen #montrealmassacre #womenintrades #naturalbuilding #culture #remember #neveragain #saytheirnames #equality #action #violenceagainstwomen no more. #restinpower

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On this day we remember. But don't just remember, speak up and speak out! Be kind. #december6memorial #montrealmassacre #remember #1989

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"I'll never forget this horrible day in Canada in 1989, when an armed man separated the women from the men in a university engineering class, and proceeded to kill all the women because he was "fighting feminism." To have this anniversary of the #montrealmassacre be marked with the #silencebreakers on the cover of @time means our fight and our voices must never be stopped. To the guy today who said "my voice is annoying" - I feel sorry for you and, go fuck yourself. #TheFutureisFemale"

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