The Montreal Massacre

On December 6, 1989, a man murdered 14 women and injured 10 other women and four men. He entered a classroom in L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, separated the women and men and, claiming he was “fighting feminism”, he called the women “a bunch of feminists” and shot all nine women, killing six of them. He then moved through the college shooting deliberately at women. His 20-minute rampage ended in his suicide. He left a suicide note that blamed feminists for ruining his life and included a list of 19 Quebec women whom he considered feminists and had apparently planned to kill.

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