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Culture: Sir Patrick Stewart on Domestic Violence

Jezebel: Sir Patrick Stewart: ‘Violence Against Women Is Learned’

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.
Bravo.

Trigger Warning:
In the video below Sir Patrick Stewart speaks about his own experience with abuse in his childhood home.
Beware of triggers concerning domestic violence, violence towards women and children and verbal abuse.

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Misc.: International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day!

The Google Doodle today is about International Women’s Day.

http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

The history of International Women’s Day.

The UN has a page about International Women’s Day that has statistics about violence against women.

  • “Globally, 603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not yet considered a crime.”
  • “Up to 70% of women in the world report having experienced physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime.”

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Misc.: TedX Talk, Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave

Leslie Morgan Steiner: Why domestic violence victims don’t leave

Presented without commentary.

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