Because I am a Woman

"That I am a woman. I cannot ignore that fact. I realize that I am fragile. I always thought that I was tough. After, I realized that I was very fragile, emotionally, physically, even psychologically."

Nathalie Provost, Survivor of the Montreal Massacre, December 6, 1989.

I am fortunate: There are many men in my life that like women. My husband, several of my friends. I do not know many men who hate women. I do not live with one, I am not friends with any. I am fortunate, not everyone is.

20 years ago today, Marc Lepine walked into a university, with the express goal of killing women and killing himself. He did both.

Until women aren't fragile anymore, I will remember.