Remembrance & Action

December 1, 2012

2012 MMM final

 

http://radicalhub.com/2011/12/06/december-6-1989/

 

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13 Responses to “Remembrance & Action”

  1. GallusMag Says:

    If you can’t attend please make a financial donation to Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter if you are able:

    http://www.rapereliefshelter.bc.ca/help/donate/donate

  2. k schwab Says:

    WHAT ABOUT THE MEN ?????? WE NOT INCLUDED ?

    • Anon Male Says:

      I’m hoping that’s satire, but:

      Actually, speaking of “the men,” the White Ribbon Campaign has been absolutely shredded by the trans movement. The campaign went from radical feminist inspired gender abolitionism to, well, 1950s era chivalry. So yes, men are very much included and yet work by males has taken a dramatic backslide over the past 20 years, rather than progressing. And the celebration of gender as central to personalities has everything to do with that.

      It’s fucking horrifying.

    • liberalsareinsane Says:

      Oh, look, it’s Marc Lépine.

      • Becky Green Says:

        “What about the men?”

        Men do get beaten and killed, but it usually happens in the public sphere and most of the time the perpetrator is another man. It does occur in domestic settings as well, it’s just less common and not near the scale it happens to women.

        It seems that anytime a person, or organization, brings attention to the widespread harm befalling droves of women, someone tries to obfuscate and dilute the truth with comments like the one above. It’s an attempt to misdirect the public so they lose focus on the enormous problem of male violence directed toward women. Problems have to be acknowledged before they can be addressed.

        I’m going to redirect Schwab’s misdirection by asking the same question from a different angle. What about the men? Why do a sizable portion of males end up being rage-oholics, sadists, rapists, pedophiles and lovers of death? Do they enjoy destruction? Why are so many mesmerized by war?

        Yes, good question, “What about the men?”

  3. Marie-France Lesage Says:

    The murdered women were:

    Geneviève Bergeron, aged 21;
    Hélène Colgan, 23;
    Nathalie Croteau, 23;
    Barbara Daigneault, 22;
    Anne-Marie Edward, 21;
    Maud Haviernick, 29;
    Barbara Maria Klucznik, 31;
    Maryse Leclair, 23;
    Annie St.-Arneault, 23;
    Michèle Richard, 21;
    Maryse Laganière, 25;
    Anne-Marie Lemay, 22;
    Sonia Pelletier, 28; and
    Annie Turcotte, aged 21.

    http://www.gendercide.org/case_montreal.html

    Les coeurs des femmes toujours pleurent.

    • Anon Male Says:

      Just a note: The Gendercide site has always seemed like a Men’s Rights org to me (probably because they’ve gotten good press by MRAs!); it’s as if the only reason they have Montreal listed is to add “balance” to the fact that they’re more interested in having a straight dude’s day of remembrance for straight dudes killed by other straight dudes in nations devastated by colonialism. It’s basically the opposite of intersectionality and yet they’re considered good progressive scholarship. Or at least 10 years ago when they were considered relevant.

  4. Marie-France Lesage Says:

    What about the men?

    “After claiming that he was “fighting feminism”, he shot all nine women in the room, killing six. He then moved through corridors, the cafeteria, and another classroom, specifically targeting women to shoot. Overall, he killed fourteen women and injured ten other women and four men in just under twenty minutes before turning the gun on himself.[1][2] Lépine was the son of a French-Canadian mother and an Algerian father, and had been physically abused by his father. His suicide note claimed political motives and blamed feminists for ruining his life. The note included a list of nineteen Quebec women whom Lépine considered to be feminists and apparently wished to kill.[3]” (from the Wiki)

    So yes, there were four men injured — and many more men harmed indirectly through the loss of their mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, lovers, nieces, etc.

    However, there can be NO doubt that this was a clear-cut case of premeditated, femicidal rage.

  5. Bev Jo Says:

    Thank you, Gallus Mag, for remembering….

  6. FeistyAmazon Says:

    I remember I was attending the Women’s Crafts Fair in San Francisco, and Z Budapest had a vigil in the evening where we all lit candles the weekend this happened. I was very moved by that ceremony, whatever you think of Z, at least she REMEMBERED and honored the womyn that were murdered in this horrifying incident. Course this is happening with the Taliban and girls and women trying to get an education all the time….and 7 people were killed by a man at a Christian college last April in Oakland, and he was first seeking out a woman administrator who crossed him, to kill her first, then took out another 6 people in a very similar way….MALE VIOLENCE continues and it seems to NEVER STOP! But still, we must remember and honor our fallen, and do our best to honor these women and NOT let them be forgotten! OR who the real perpetrators of these constant violent crimes are against womyn worldwide! RISE UP SISTERS!
    -In Sisterhood,
    -FeistyAmazon


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