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Patrick Stewart talks about his personal experience of domestic violence.

The actor talks about his personal experience of domestic violence at the launch of 'Created Equal', a book on women's rights.

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I found his story very compelling. I wonder if somebody can interview children that have experienced violence within their households, or to their relatives. The 13+ minutes are worth watching.

Insights:
- The alcohol as trigger for losing control.
- Children should not become experts on the escalation of violence nor grow up feeling responsible about it.
- The importance of talking to rise awareness. 
- The harm of stay silent even when you know about it.
- The assumption of guilt of the battered woman: "it takes 2 to make an argument" - "you must have done something to provoke him".
- Violence is a choice that can be stoped it.
- The guilt of the perpetrator after the act of violence.

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