Twenty-four years ago today, December 6, 1989, Marc Lépine murdered fourteen women and wounded ten women. He entered École Polytechnique de Montréal with a Ruger Mini-14 and a hunting knife for the purpose of “fighting feminism” by murdering the female engineering students there. He began his violence in a classroom where first he ordered the students to separate into men and women. He asked the female students in French if they knew why he had singled them out.
One student answered no, and Lépine explained, “I am fighting feminism.” Nathalie Provost attempted to defuse the situation: “Look, we are just women studying engineering, not necessarily feminists ready to march on the streets to shout we are against men, just students intent on leading a normal life.” Lépine replied, “You’re women, you’re going to be engineers. You’re all a bunch of feminists. I hate feminists.” He opened fire and killed six women. Lépine continued through the school, committing more murders and assaults (gun and knife). Finally he killed himself. Contained in his suicide note was a hit list of nineteen more Quebec women whom he considered feminist figures.
In response to the École Polytechnique massacre, Canada designated December 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. On this day we also remember all violence against women: we call attention to partner abuse and violence against women which is especially overlooked, like the violence so many Aboriginal women face.
24 years ago today, fourteen women died because they were women.
Dressing up is like masturbation, I do it for myself and if it turns you on, that’s fine, but this is for me and you’re not invited.
Please reblog this if you are a supporter of Johnlock and Amanda Abbington, and are absolutely appalled and sickened by the negative reaction she’s received, and would like to formally apologize to her and Martin both.
Johnlockers for Amanda Abbington
The real Maria von Trapp with Julie Andrews via the official Rodgers & Hammerstein Youtube channel (which as of this post, has only 341 subscribers).
Arthur likes to play with his catnip mouse.
I have an obnoxious baby voice when I play with my cat.
One Last Hurrah - a Matt gifset per episode: The Doctor’s Wife
You took her from her home. But now she’s back in the box again and she’s free! Oh, look at my girl, look at her go! Bigger on the inside! You see, House? That’s your problem. Size of a planet, but inside you’re just - so - small! Finish him off, girl.
In this time of term papers I wanted to draw my patron deity, Bullshitticus, god of students and general last minute fudgery, sitting upon his Golden Futon, attended by the muses Caffeina and Thesaurae, whose powers of artificial energy and pretentious vocabulary can be invoked in case of the all-nighter.
I like to think he’s Dionysus’s second cousin or something.
This is genius…
all wise words from the sagest of the sage.
you guys prob saw already but look 30 new pictures from sherlock
spoilers for obvious reasons
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A spoiler free tease for Sherlock S3 from Shortlist, featuring some brand new photos featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, Martin Freeman as John Watson, and Amanda Abbington as Mary Morstan!
[[Tarzan Yell of Excitement]]