Polytechnique Massacre: Marc Lepine , mass murderer. Montreal Massacre.
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In 1999 the Toronto Star reported that Marc Lepine was born GamilGharbi to an Algerian mutual fund salesman who thought "all women were chattels." The article said Lepine's father beat him until he bled from the nose and ears and didn't allow his mother, a nurse and former nun, to console her son. It also reported that Lepine's mother was often "humiliated, smashed up against walls and beaten." Lepine changed his name in his teens.
The White Ribbon Campaign seeks to educate young people, especially young men and boys, on the issue of ending violence against women in all forms. The campaign’s slogan is: “Our future has no violence against women.” In over 55 countries, it is the largest worldwide effort of men working to end violence against women.
TASK: After reviewing, reading and watching the case of Marc Lepine, working in your groups you will prepare a brief presentation on the case utilizing your knowledge of Nature verses Nurture and the handout provided. How can we prevent future violence from happening in our society?