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Dec. 6 Day of Action and Awareness Against Violence Against Women and Children (satire)

Dec. 6 is also a day when a victim of violence ended not only the life of 14 bright women but also his own life.

This victim's name is reviled yet must be remembered, too.

We know him as Marc Lepine today, but originally he was born to an Algerian immigrant, Rachid Liass Gharbi, possibly of Berber origin, and Canadian Monique Lepine as Gamil Rodrigue Gharbi.

While married to Gharbi, Ms Lepine was subject to violence at his hands, as was Gamil. This was due to financial difficulties following a stock market crash after 1968.

Rachid Gharbi's contempt for women originated in his belief that they were only intended to serve men. This was due to his cultural origins, and may have been influenced by historical Islamic oppression of the region.

Verbally and physically abusive to his wife and children, Rachid once beat his son so hard that marks on Gamil's were visible a week later. He strongly discouraged tenderness between mother and child, considering it spoiling.

At age 7, Gamil's parents separated. During the separation of his parents, the family spent a year (1975) in family psychotherapy due to difficulties expressing and receiving love and affection in a vain attempt to recover from it. A year later in 1976 they divorced. Afterwards they saw little of Rachid Gharbi, who later moved abroad, possibly moving back to Algeria or to Costa Rica and Puerto Rico, where he originally had worked successfully as a mutual fund salesman.

I mention Gamil's history because it is the history of a victim of child abuse. It is also the history of sibling rivalry, for he had a younger sister who used to tease him because of teenaged acne.

Yes, Gamil is a victim just as much as each one of the forteen women who died needlessly. However, the revisionism about him by feminists only demonizes him, while glorifying the women as martyrs.

Thus is it not a day of remembrance and action on domestic abuse and family violence that December 6 also be remembered for? After all, Gamil was verbally and physically abused as a child by his father.

December 6 should also be know as a day to take action and promote awareness of domestic and family violence which is directly related to violence against women.

However, let me add that the tragedy of Gamil Rodrigue Gharbi's death is not that it ended with such a high body count, but that his sister committed suicide after descending into drug addiction, most likely due to child abuse she too suffered at the hands of her father, Rachid. Likewise, at least one of the men who survived December 6, 1989 committed suicide because he could no longer handle the guilt at failing

People who celebrate women's victim-hood on December 6 may be the kind of people who will obey what the gunman says when he pops into their lives unexpectedly.

To that, I ask "Can you bear the cost of more lives lost because you left the room just because a gunman is brandishing a gun?"

Every time I hear of people dying because everyone obeyed the gunman, it confirms that men are more caring and compassionate but unable to put the lives of other people before their own.

It has only been in recent memory that I have also heard of an unarmed woman suffering postpartum psychosis getting gunned down by paranoid policeman because she wanted access to the White House illegally.

A few years ago, a lot of children and women got shot by Adam Lanza because they followed their safety procedures, which made it easier for the gunman to shoot them dead. I am sure that saying "Shooter stop!" is not going to stop a man who had just murdered his mother that very morning.

Today, it will be the twenty-fifth year since Marc Lepine walked into L'ecole Polytechnic in Montréal and said "I hate feminists." In my opinion, those three words were a lie. Despite his hit list of feminists in Montreal and Quebec City, Gamil Gabri failed miserably in killing one feminist. In fact, most of the women he murdered were not feminists.

Even though he shot fourteen women dead, twenty-three people were wounded and survived. Perhaps today's metro-sexual men should reflect on that when December 6 comes again in less than 11 months.

When men becoming more caring and compassionate, all it takes is one man to get them to leave the room if he carries a couple guns.

Nobody will know he had been beaten as a child until after another school shooting occurs. No one will know that the marks on his body were still visible a week later.

All it takes is one man to blame women for his problems, rather than his father or mother for physically abusing him. Then, not only will we have a repeat of the massacre of L'ecole Polytechnic but also Columbine, the Gill shooting in Montréal, the Vantech massacre, the Sandy Hook massacre, and other mass school killings.

Thus it makes sense that the metro-sexual men and their women remember Marc Lepine and sacrifice their lives as they attempt to take down tomorrow's crazed gunman.

It matters not if the gunman is a gang member or a psychotic who broke because of years of child abuse.

What really matters is that we should be prepared for the worst. As for now, children ought to get subsidized martial arts lessons by volunteers, be it street fighting or jeet-kun-do.

Yet martial arts instructors can tell from the first day, which student really should not be in class. It would be the child who willfully tries to injures others who would be pointed out to the principal.

Instead, willful meanness is allowed to fester and grow in the minds of children today. Rather than video games, children need at least four hours of play in addition to the three hours of studying by the time they get to high school.

Martial arts then ought to be an elective in middle school and up, as part of physical education and social studies. Unfortunately, that is not going to happen because not only schools today gun-free zones, the one rule of school is no fighting allowed.

In any event, martial arts is less violent than shooting fourteen women dead.

However, I do not suggest martial arts will prevent violence at school or in the homes. Rather, my reason for suggesting it is because it might help children become more assertive and outgoing.

According to my research on what to do if a gunman is packing a firearm but it isn't visible, the experts advise that you should rush him. This is because it take time to whip a pistol out from its hiding place tucked in the gunman's or under his jacket. If he is trained in the proper care and safety of a firearm, then he would also have the safety on in case of accidental discharge.

With the number of men back in 1989 in the class that Marc Lepine first said his infamous words, they could have easily rushed him. Perhaps Lepine would have gotten four or five shoots, but more women and men would have not been killed or wounded.

If a gunman comes with the aim to kill at a school tomorrow then mob him. Even if it means a couple people wounded and one person near death, then the odds are in favor of the mob, provided that the point man also call off any overkill of the gunman.

In conclusion, rather than Gamil Gabri's "Oh shit!" before he uttered, "Je déteste les féministes!", the cry heard around the world the next time a mass school shooting occurs ought to be "Je déteste batteurs de l'enfant!"

Indeed, every day ought to be a day of awareness and education exposing violence against women and children.

Just to give you a heads up about such violence, I leave you with the following from my recent Google search in the references below, where violence against women is common in the Punjab region of Pakistan (and probably India,too).

Original post: December 2, 2008 1:32 PM


A different take on December 6:

Google "violence against women and children":

Violence against women in the Punjab:

In Iran, violence against women highest among Kurds:

Violence against women real here (in Solomon Islands):