The effects of childhood traumas are very well documented and researched, and don't just include psychological damage and injuries, but actual changes to the brain. This has been verified by brain scans. The short circuits exist in victims of childhood traumas. Where I think you're right is that we don't know what causes some to turn into such extreme hatred and monstrous, pathological violence. But it is common for victims of childhood traumas to turn their rage towards a parent towards a general group they associated them with. In this case "feminists who pursue a university education."
I think if all victims of a difficult childhood identical to Lepine's acted as he did we'd have massacres every day of the year.
Fourteen young women who were killed in Canada’s worst mass shooting were remembered on Friday amid repeated calls for more to be done to eradicate violence against women.
They mark the history of a country. And how we remember and react to them says a lot about the kind of people we are.
But the sad truth is the years are taking their toll. The faces of the murdered women remain frozen in time.
École Polytechnique victims honoured on 24th anniversary of Montreal Massacre - The Globe and Mail
On this day in 1989, Marc Lepine walked into Montreal’s École Polytechnique. He separated the women from the men, and shouted “You’re all a bunch of feminists. I hate feminists.” Then he began killing the women.
Geneviève Bergeron, age 21
Hélène Colgan, age 23
Nathalie Croteau, 23
Barbara Daigneault, 22
Anne-Marie Edward, 21
Maud Haviernick, age 29
Maryse Laganière, age 25
Maryse Leclair, 23
Anne-Marie Lemay, age 22
Sonia Pelletier , age 28
Michèle Richard, age 21
Annie St-Arneault, age 23
Annie Turcotte, age 20
Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz, age 31
Dec. 6 has become a national day to mark violence against women in Canada because the demons that plagued Lepine did not stop with his crime.
According to Statistics Canada, the rate of women being admitted to shelters is rising and most are seeking shelter from abuse. The United Nations has called Canada’s scar of missing and murdered aboriginal women a “disturbing phenomenon” in an understated but dangerous admission that aboriginal women can be abducted and killed with little recourse in Canada.
Fighting violence against women: Why Dec. 6 still matters | canada.com
Each year we see the anniversary of violent acts. The case in Montreal, the Pearl Harbour
attack, the 9/11 disaster and the school shooting. It seems to me we should be checking
our collective sanity as we are celebrating that we are all victims of something greater than
We should remember the event in some way but a collective outpouring of television and
assembly is not the answer either. Instead of really looking at ourselves and wondering what
we can do we decide instead say we should be celebrating violence against men or women
or what ever, we should seek meaningful solutions on how to tackle mental illness and how
to find a way to protect victims before they become victims.
No is won't be easy and there may not be much we can do in the end but we should be
exploring positive solutions rather than reliving the hostile act
If that misogynistic , Marc Lepine hadn't pulled the trigger, some lovely ladies would still be alive today. Designing and building bridges, houses, contributing to society, having kids - a life.
Thanks to that sick fukker we lost all those people AND had to endure the knee jerk reaction which gave us years of long gun registration which did nothing to prevent anything. It did however, cost a bundle.
It's like those feminists in South Africa who keep marching past the High Court in Pretoria whenever Oscar Pistorius is in it, holding up placards demanding an end to violence against women. These women mustn't realise that violence against men is a far bigger problem in this world than violence against women, with men far more likely than women to be victims of violence. Yet even though men make up the vast majority of victims of violence, we never have protesters taking to the streets demanding an end to violence against men, and we never have high profile national or international initiatives campaigning against violence to men.
The other assumption is that some man had it in for women and this comes
from a few serious cases like the one in Montreal some years ago.
Society really has to look at the root causes for murder rather than whether its a case
of men killing women or the other way around.