This weekend we remembered the horrible anniversary of the Montreal Massacre when the engineering students were killed at the Ecole Polytechnique. Obviously Marc Lepine was a seriously ill young man. However, his anger and the actions he took were directed towards women whom he perceived as a threat. At the heart of violence against women is the desire to control and dominate the other. Regardless of our political positions, religious beliefs, nothing can possibly allow for the oppression of women. Surely, this is true of men and women, but today it’s important to remember that women are often specific targets of violence.