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After #December6 some reflections on how gender-based violence has impacted my own life *trigger warning*

Age 8: when a boy yelled to another “get her” & I was shoved to the ground, my lip bloodied, my mouth full of dirt.

My crime? Being “the smartest girl in school”
At 14 it was obscene “candygrams” from boys in my class with phrases I didn’t understand. My father stormed into the principal’s office & ordered him to read them himself.

Candygrams got cancelled. I got blamed for ruining everyone’s fun because I “couldn’t take a joke”
At 15 it was the group of boys in the back of my biology class who “just wanted to know if [my] tits were real” or whether I was stuffing my bra.
I was also frequently greeted with a chorus of dog barking whenever I walked down the hall.
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On Dec. 6th, 1989, a man murdered 14 women at Ecole Polytechnique,a Montréal engineering school. Remember the #MontrealMassacre. Femicide - the murder of women for being women - hasn’t been eradicated in Canada/globally. I made this in April 🎥 @rerutled
What fucking world is this:
- where men still beat and kill us even during a pandemic
- how long must we wait until men stop beating and murdering us, even under #COVID19 lockdown?
Domestic abuse kills and hurts millions.

Where is the vaccine against THAT global epidemic? Where is the vaccine against patriarchy?

🎥 @rerutled
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Today is #December6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Today we remember. *Beginning of thread*
We remember the 14 young women who went to class the morning of #December6, 1989 not thinking that they might not leave the school alive.
We remember Geneviève Bergeron, a second year engineering student who played clarinet and sang in a professional choir.
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On #December6 we mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. We'll be dedicating our feed to the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989.…
Annie Turcotte (1969): A first-year student, she was studying metallurgical engineering so she could one day improve the environment. She lived with her brother in a small apartment near the university #December6
Annie St-Arneault (1966): A mechanical engineering student from La Tuque, Que., was in her last class before graduation when she died. She had a job interview with Alcan Aluminium scheduled for the following day. #December6
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