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TROUBLER LE REPOS / DISTURBING THE PEACE, Montreal, Quebec

December 2009, at the Galerie L'UQAM and around the city. The Galerie is also presenting an exhibiiton of Guerrilla Girls' work, curated by Mélanie Boucher.

The Gallery of the University of Quebec at Montreal asked us to do a poster commemorating the 20th anniversary of the l’École Polytechnique massacre, where a disgruntled gunman went into an engineering school in Montreal, separated the women from the men, then proceeded to shoot the women. We decided to focus on the history of hate speech against women and feminists, from the Ancient Greece to Rush Limbaugh. We’re bothered that it has always been OK to make denigrating public statements about women, and shocked by the violence and abuse this language continues to provoke.

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Montreal poster

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Montreal Street Beland

Street photo by Laurence N. Béland

Montreal French poster