The truth is that domestic violence and violence against women touch many of us. This violence is not a private matter. Behind closed doors it is shielded and hidden and it only intensifies. It is protected by silence – everyone’s silence. Violence against women is learned. Each of us must examine – and change – the ways in which our own behavior might contribute to, enable, ignore or excuse all such forms of violence. I promise to do so, and to invite other men and allies to do the same.
I didn’t know Sir Patrick Stewart had been abused.
What a powerful story, and beautifully told.
In the video below Sir Patrick Stewart speaks about his own experience with abuse in his childhood home.
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