On December 6th, 1989, 14 women were gunned down by Marc Lepine as he chanted “I hate feminists” at Ecole Polytechniques in Montreal. They were murdered because they were women.
Sadly this is far from a single event. The harsh reality is that upwards of 300 women and children flee violence every day in Canada and sorrowfully, many do not make it out alive.
December 6th is a day for us to band together, to mourn and remember, not only for these 14 women but for all our Sisters who suffer gender-based violence.