Two things today; the first is that Caroline is swamped with her Master's and wont be regularly blogging at Fat and Not Afraid anymore. Boooo! I will sorely miss her writings and I think many of you will too. Wish her well in the comments and look for the occasional guest post as she gets the time.
The history requires a trigger warning for violence against women.
The second is that today is December 6th, the 22nd anniversary of the massacre at Ecole Polytechnique here in Canada, specifically Montreal, Quebec. On that day a man claiming to be 'fighting feminism' (his own words) deliberately and methodically went through the school shooting female students. He killed fourteen of them, injured ten others, and then turned the gun on himself. Today is recognized in Canada as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, and if you can, please consider supporting the following organizations in some way. What is remembered, lives.
- Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student
- Hélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
- Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
- Barbara Daigneault (born 1967), mechanical engineering student
- Anne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering student
- Maud Haviernick (born 1960), materials engineering student
- Maryse Laganière (born 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique's finance department
- Maryse Leclair (born 1966), materials engineering student
- Anne-Marie Lemay (born 1967), mechanical engineering student
- Sonia Pelletier (born 1961), mechanical engineering student
- Michèle Richard (born 1968), materials engineering student
- Annie St-Arneault (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
- Annie Turcotte (born 1969), materials engineering student
- Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (born 1958), nursing student