In Memoriam

by matttbastard

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“Women are still being killed simply for being women, for asserting their rights, or simply for being there.”

On December 6th, 1921, Canada elected its first female Member of Parliament, Agnes Macphail. 68 years later, in an act of gender-based terrorism, Marc Lepine brutally murdered 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. They were killed because they were women.

For asserting their rights; simply for being there.

Light a candle and remember: this isn’t mere history. This is real life, 24/7/365. Every day is December 6th; every day, women are still being killed for being women.

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Update: Other December 6th posts from Scott Tribe, Leftdog, The Wheatsheaf, Larry Hubich, F-email Fightback, and Vanessa @ Feministing.

Update 2: More from skdadl @ pogge, Miss Vicky (h/t [and hugs for] skdadl), Politics’n’Poetry, Kenn Chaplin @ My journey with AIDS and Justice is a Woman with a Sword.

Update 3: I’m glad you remembered your camera this year, Kitteh.

Update 4: Even more from JJ and pale @ ACR.

Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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