Twenty-three years ago today 14 women — 13 students and a staff member — were murdered on the campus of the École Polytechnique in Montreal. Their killer, Marc Lepine, targeted female students in an engineering class and claimed to be “fighting feminism.”
The fourteen who died were Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Maryse Laganière, Maryse Leclair, Anne-Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Michèle Richard, Annie St-Arneault, Annie Turcotte, and Barbara Klucznick-Widajewicz.
The 20th anniversary of the killings drew a lot of attention in the Canadian media and blogosphere, and I collected a number of links then:
- A look back at the shootings, their aftermath, and the larger struggle against misogynist violence.
- A survivor of the massacre — then an engineering student, now a government official and a mother of four — comes to terms with her feminism.
- An essay on the impact of the killings on Canadian society.
- Another collection of links from the blog Spare Candy.