Project 55: Angelina Napolitano

Student Name(s): Ghina

School: Edmonton Islamic Academy

Grade: 6


Research Topic / Main Questions:

Who was the first Canadian ax killer?

Why did you choose this topic:

I choose this project for various reasons, one of which is that Angelina Napolitano was the first woman in Canada to use the battered woman defense and was also one of the first Canadian ax killers. No woman before Angelina Napolitano had the courage to use the battered woman defense, but Angelina Napolitano changed that, she is a role model to all women out there. I want to carry on Angelina Napolitano’s legacy by sharing her story and promoting women’s safety.

Please summarize your experience in researching this project?

While I was researching about this project, I noticed a sift in my Worldview as it came to my realization of how women are treated in this society and how that is not okay. Women contribute to our society, just as much as men do, and thanks to Angelina Napolitano  I develop the courage to speak and share my thoughts. Before I heard about Angelina Napolitano, I wasn’t the type to speak up about what matters most but as I learned more about her and what she did for women around this world, I have learned that I need to spread awareness and take a stand for my fellow women.

How did you personally connect to this project?

I personally connect to this project, this is because I am a young woman in today’s society. I believe that a woman’s safety should be a high priority. Being a woman who has the power to fight for what is right is mainly due to Angelina Napolitano.

What are your conclusions about your topic?

The number one main conclusion to my project is the impact Angelina Napolitano had on all women in society. Angelina Napolitano encouraged many females to be courageous and advocate for what is right through their very extreme tactics. No women in society ever had the strength to use the battered women’s defense but Angelina Napolitano did. Knowing this, Angelina concluded her life with a good inspiration to many other women.