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20 Years Later

December 6th, 2009     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

Today is December 6th, the anniversary of the murder of 14 young women at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique, by a man acting out of hatred of women and feminism. A lot has been said and written in the past week about the event; I have to admit at the moment I don’t feel up to a clear-headed and incisive journalistic analysis of violence against women, the importance of feminism, or the need to remember this day in history. Instead I want to offer two things: the names of the women killed. And Choeur Maha, the Montreal women’s choir, singing Warrior by the Wyrd Sisters. Sometimes a little peace and a little hope are all you can ask for.

Genevieve Bergeron Helene Colgan Nathalie Croteau Barbara Daigneault Anne-Marie Edward Maud Haviernick Maryse Laganiere Maryse Leclair Anne-Marie Lemay Sonia Pelletier Michele Richard Annie St-Arneault Annie Turcotte Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz

For lyrics to the song, go here.

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