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Where some ideas are stranger than others...

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The Moonspeaker:
Where Some Ideas Are Stranger Than Others...

December, Like It's 1989

Tell it.
  Geneviève Bergeron, civil engineering;
  Hélène Colgan, mechanical engineering;
  Nathalie Croteau, mechanical engineering;
  Barbara Daigneault, mechanical engineering;
  Anne-Marie Edward, chemical engineering;
  Maud Haviernick, materials engineering;
  Maryse Laganière, finance department;
  Maryse Leclair, materials engineering;
  Anne-Marie Lemay, mechanical engineering;
  Sonia Pelletier, mechanical engineering;
  Michèle Richard, materials engineering;
  Annie St-Arneault, mechanical engineering;
  Annie Turcotte, materials engineering;
  Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz, nursing.

"Hey, come on.
  Not all men are like that, okay."
  Not really a question.
  Reductio ad absurdum.
  That's an order, okay?

Men are proud, they have all the good qualities.
  A penis.
  Inalienable rights.
  Access to female bodies.
  (Everyone knows the females don't have real minds, okay?)
  Not really a question.

Look, don't men suffer?
  Aren't they brave?
  Aren't they manly?
  Aren't they courageous?
  Aren't they rational?
  Not really questions.
  They deserve what they get.
  That's an order, okay?

Cold day, ordinary winter day, right?
  Not really a question.
  "He told us to leave, and we did."

Just walked out.
  Not one of them tried to tackle him.
  Not one of them tried to grab the semi-automatic.
  Just walked out.
  They were very rational.
  Didn't want to get hurt.
  Weren't they brave?
  Weren't they manly?
  Weren't they courageous?
  Not really a question.
  Reductio ad absurdum.
  Not all men are like that, okay?

Don't ask the question.
  That's an order.
  Pat Parker said it, paraphrasing here...
  "Brother, that system
    you hit me with
      is called
        a fist."

Tell it.
  Geneviève Bergeron, civil engineering, 21;
  Hélène Colgan, mechanical engineering, 23;
  Nathalie Croteau, mechanical engineering, 23;
  Barbara Daigneault, mechanical engineering, 22;
  Anne-Marie Edward, chemical engineering, 21;
  Maud Haviernick, materials engineering, 29;
  Maryse Laganière, finance department, 31;
  Maryse Leclair, materials engineering, 25;
  Anne-Marie Lemay, mechanical engineering, 23;
  Sonia Pelletier, mechanical engineering, 22;
  Michèle Richard, materials engineering, 28;
  Annie St-Arneault, mechanical engineering, 21;
  Annie Turcotte, materials engineering, 23;
  Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz, nursing, 21.

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