It is December 6th, and I remember.
I was 13 years old when Marc Lépine opened fire and murdered 14 women for being at engineering school when he wasn’t. He blamed feminism for the situation he was in, and murdered these women for being in non-traditional jobs, for being there.
Every year, the memorials I go to are different. Some are quiet - I remember several winters in the snow, holding candles and reciting names like a talisman against violence.
Geneviève Bergeron, 21 years old. Hélène Colgan, 24 years old. Nathalie Croteau, 24 years old.
When I was younger, they seemed impossibly mature and sophisticated. I used to imagine them laughing and enjoying university, cut down without warning. Now that I’m 35, they seem so young, and I wonder if they were afraid.
Anna, Je me souviens on the École Polytechnique massacre. Read the entire entry; I had a really hard time picking one piece to quote here. (via anachronistique)
Self reblog from last year. Still worth reading. Still remembering.
Today is the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.
I will not forget.
"I only want to play human beings. I’ve been around for thirty years and there’s been a lot of cartoons, a lot of craziness going on in life, and I’ve just decided to stick with human beings. I’ve been offered a lot of roles, and I guess I would be further along in my career if I had taken them, but I do have to say the respect of my parents, the respect of my children, is of utmost importance to me, and I try to do roles in which I am portraying human beings with certain characteristics rather than cartoons. There’s a big difference between the gay police captain and the police captain who happens to be gay. Because the gay police captain has to be the butt of the joke, whereas the police captain who happens to be gay is a part of the world, he’s an integral part of the world and so it’s much harder to ostracize, to alienate and to basically demean or be contemptuous to someone who’s, in essence, inside the family."
— Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Andre Braugher (via heisenbergsays)
(Source: sicklatertoostillhot, via seananmcguire)