The Montreal Massacre

Bina @ News of the Restless remembers the massacre of  women 20 years ago by a misogynist terrorist in a great post. 14 women were killed, 10 women wounded, 4 men wounded. The date has been made into a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. There are several men who have made a hero of the pathetic murderer who executed those women, it will come as little surprise they are right wing, libertarian, some based in the US. They call the mass murderer a Saint, they use the term ‘feminazi’. Clearly it is incumbent upon men to challenge and change such attitudes in others and themselves and not to tolerate those who proudly harbour such hate filled moronity.

As for the particular men who praise this massacre I don’t know what to say to them other than if ever their fever-dreamed of feminist stormtrooper breaks down their door and levels an assault rifle at them, I’ll be carrying her spare ammo, you dig?

5 Responses to “The Montreal Massacre”

  1. Bina Says:

    Spot-on analysis of the cretins who glorify Marc Lépine/Gamil Rodrigue Gharbi (or, as I prefer to call him, That Motherfucker.)

    There’s also a movement afoot to claim it was because he had an Algerian father and was therefore a Muslim. Only two things wrong with that: His parents split up when he was six, and he lived with his mother, even changing his name to indicate a complete repudiation of his father. And the other is that he was a confirmed atheist.

    Any excuse, it seems, will do to keep people from looking the old universal villain Misogyny in the eye.

  2. RickB Says:

    Also why does Muslim explain anything? Do they mean an extremist or do they not make any differentiation?

    I am shocked that given his explicit statements and actions they can claim it as anything but an act of misogynist terrorism, so that kind of indicates what their attitudes are.

  3. Bina Says:

    They think only Muslims kill women, because Those People are so inferior to western white civilization. Therefore, every kind of colonialist aggression against the Arab/Muslim part of the world is justified. Protecting women is only secondary at most to them–they want to protect “our” women from “them”, not because they care so much about women’s lives, but because they don’t want aliens overrunning the place and outbreeding the “superior” white Christian guys.

    In other words, these guys don’t care about women at all, they care about fighting and killing the Other. If it’s not women, it’s that brown guy speaking Arabic. Racism and sexism go hand in hand with them.

    No wonder they ignore the misogynist element and go straight for the “damn furriner” ploy.

  4. RickB Says:

    So it’s another case of the-

    Tactically they have to misdirect otherwise their own anti-women ideology gets the correct assessment- it is part of the same continuum that the killer is part of. Plus it has the bonus of attacking another hated group, it’s a twofer, as you point out racism and sexism are a package deal in (neo) conservaland. My impression also of the massacre is the full implications of patriarchal oppression and violence that it demonstrates are still firmly being denied, even to the simple fact it is not that well known say compared to Columbine. It’s like the kid saying the King is unclothed, those with power do not want to hear it, the extent it is not (in)famous is the extent men run things and resist examining certain attitudes. It puts me in mind of the brilliant & disturbing short story by Raccoona/Alice Sheldon ‘The Screwfly Solution’.

  5. Bina Says:

    Yep…that’s it in a nutshell. They project their own misogyny onto the “other”. It’s like they’re pointing the finger and saying “See? Those guys are worse than us. Now stop being such a bitch and take the abuse we dish out on you, and count yourself damn lucky it’s us killing you for being so uppity, and not them!”

    It doesn’t make any sense, except of course in their twisted little pea brains.

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