Episode 124 - École Polytechnique: The Montreal Massacre

The 6th of December 2019 marks the 30 year anniversary of the Montreal massacre, a dark day in Canadian history. It was the day that gunman Marc Lépine walked into an engineering school and shot dead 14 female students. 

As he shot the women, he exclaimed that he hated feminists, and that feminists had ruined his life. This sentiment was backed up in his manifesto. A manifesto that shares a great number of themes with that of Isla Vista killer Elliot Roger, or the motivations the 2018 Toronto van killer, Alek Minnassian.

But with the continued glorification and martyrdom of the likes of Lépine, Rodger and Minassian - how far have we really come?


References:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spsAJ76rP3I&t=816s

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/dec/03/montreal-massacre-canadas-feminists-remember

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-wednesday-edition-1.4435607/this-is-how-one-survivor-described-the-montreal-massacre-the-day-after-the-shooting-1.4435613

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/polytechnique-tragedy

https://www.rapereliefshelter.bc.ca/montreal-massacre

https://www.rapereliefshelter.bc.ca/learn/resources/women-violence-and-montréal-massacre-lee-lakeman

https://www.flare.com/news/remember-the-women-of-the-montreal-massacre-by-more-than-just-their-names/

https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/polytechnique-massacre-lives-forever-changed

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/mass-shooting-reshaped-canadian-debate-about-guns-and-political-identity-180962013/

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/montreal-massacre-ecole-polytechnique-trudeau_ca_5cd57b57e4b07bc729787a6d

https://globalnews.ca/news/6187845/montreal-massacre-victims/

https://www.therecord.com/opinion-story/5184229-montreal-massacre-changed-us-forever/

http://theconversation.com/the-1989-polytechnique-massacre-was-an-act-of-terrorism-against-all-women-108260

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