Twenty-four years ago today, December 6, 1989, Marc Lépine murdered fourteen women and wounded ten women. He entered École Polytechnique de Montréal with a Ruger Mini-14 and a hunting knife for the purpose of “fighting feminism” by murdering the female engineering students there. He began his violence in a classroom where first he ordered the students to separate into men and women. He asked the female students in French if they knew why he had singled them out.
One student answered no, and Lépine explained, “I am fighting feminism.” Nathalie Provost attempted to defuse the situation: “Look, we are just women studying engineering, not necessarily feminists ready to march on the streets to shout we are against men, just students intent on leading a normal life.” Lépine replied, “You’re women, you’re going to be engineers. You’re all a bunch of feminists. I hate feminists.” He opened fire and killed six women. Lépine continued through the school, committing more murders and assaults (gun and knife). Finally he killed himself. Contained in his suicide note was a hit list of nineteen more Quebec women whom he considered feminist figures.
In response to the École Polytechnique massacre, Canada designated December 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. On this day we also remember all violence against women: we call attention to partner abuse and violence against women which is especially overlooked, like the violence so many Aboriginal women face.
24 years ago today, fourteen women died because they were women.
Present at the discussion, which was a workshop on sexism and education in London, were thirty-two women and five men. Apart from the fact that the tape revealed that the men talked for over 50 per cent of the time, it also revealed that what the men wanted to talk about – and the way in which they wanted to talk – was given precedence.
definitely one reason a man-in-feminist space doesn’t necessarily have to be excluded, but HAS to be willing to take a back seat and listen rather than full-on participate.
feminist men lmao
So today is my 19th birthday and my parents have been super secretive about my cake for like a week. Turns out they searched through months worth of NightValeRadio tweets to find a birthday related one for my cake. And the people at the cake place had absolutely no idea what it was referring to and still have no clue what the design was all about.
THATS GOOD PARENTING RIGHT THERE
oh my gosh hey anon you sent this nine days ago i’m so sorry i forgot to respond! i listened to what you suggested and i thought it was super cool. thanks!
Drawing I did in response to a piece of thinspo that made me mad. I’m not tagging it because I don’t actively want to hurt anyone- but I am posting this because it makes me feel better.
privileged people: *say dehumanizing things about oppressed people, makes them the brunt of every joke all while literally murdering some of them every single day*
oppressed people: *makes a couple jokes about privileged people once in a while*
December 5, 2013
DO YOU REALIZE HOW MANY HELL YEARS THAT IS
oh my god
im not boyish enough to be a boy and im not pretty enough to be a girl im just some sort of weird creature in the middle like a snail
I did my nails to look like they were dripping paint. It wound up taking two hours because I have poor hand-eye coordination with my left hand.