This. This, this, this, and more this, please. Sir Patrick Stewart speaking out about his involvement in charities and activism to help fight violence against women (for his mother) and to treat PTSD (for his father, who was suffering from “shell shock” when he abused his mother). Because he’s a big enough person to understand that violence often comes from somewhere, and that those who commit abuse are often experiencing trauma themselves. Fucking. Amazing. We need more humans like this one.
As a side note, I’ve been rewatching the entire Star Trek: The Next Generation series at home, and reliving my childhood amazement at Jean-Luc Picard… turns out he’s just as incredible in real life.