Watch Patrick Stewart’s Incredible, Passionate Response To A Fan’s Question About Violence Toward Women

Yesterday we had a little fun with Sir Patrick Stewart for admitting that he, a 72-year-old man who has traveled the world, was just then, at that very moment, having his first slice of pizza. (I could live to be 1000 I would still never understand how that happened.) But today? Today we are applauding, due to this amazing answer he gave during a recent Q&A with fans.

From the YouTube description:

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.

His answer touches on his own personal history with the issue, his efforts to combat domestic abuse on all fronts and help those who have suffered through it, and the problems faced by soldiers like his father after they return from war. It really is wonderful, and if you have seven minutes, I highly recommend checking it out.

(via Digg)