Artwork by Diana Bartelings

Civilization In The Crosshairs

Civilization In The Crosshairs

20X20 ©2017

On Dec. 6, 1989 a young man had been denied admission to the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec, because his entry had been late. The women in that school found themselves in the crosshairs of his gun. He took his anger out on the women who had been accepted into that school because he thought they were feminists. He hated feminists and blamed them for ruining his life. He shot and killed 14 women and injured another 10, as well as unintentionally injuring 4 men, before he turned his gun on himself. It was a very sad day in all of Canada when a mentally ill man took up firearms as a tool to solve what he perceived to be his problem. 

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