Patrick Stewart addresses violence against women in powerful, personal response at Comicpalooza

And in diametric opposition to Mr. Erick Erickson (in my previous post) comes Patrick Stewart who speaks powerfully about how women are treated and how men hold in their hands the ability to stop most domestic violence against women.

Stewart has spoken publicly about the abuse he and his mother suffered at the hands of his father before.

The woman in the video above who asks the question about violence against women had this to say:

This was my question to Sir Patrick Stewart at Comicpalooza 2013. I wanted to thank Patrick Stewart for his speech at Amnesty International it personally help me put a name to the abuse, sexual abuse in my case, I had experienced in the past. He responded very passionately and the last thing I thought I would get at was a heartfelt hug.

When he embraced me he told me “You never have to go through that again, you’re safe now”. I just kept thanking him.

I hope everyone who needs help in abusive or violent situations has the courage to do so. There are people willing and ready to help you.

You can also learn more about Amnesty International’s campaign against domestic violence here.

(via Upworthy)