Because They Were Women

Because They Were Women

Josée Boileau (CA)

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Fourteen young women, murdered because they were women, are memorialized in this definitive account of the tragic day that forced a reckoning with violence against women in our culture. The victims of what became known as the “Montreal Massacre” are remembered, their lives cut short on December 6, 1989 when a man entered École Polytechnique and systematically shot every young woman he encountered. The killer was motivated by a misogyny whose roots go far beyond one man and one day. This book examines how December 6 precipitated an entire cultural shift in thinking around gender-based violence.

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ISBN-13: 9781772601428

Number of pages: 308

Format: Paperback / softback Trade paperback (US)

Imprint: Second Story Press

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