Of all the social media I find Facebook the least savoury. Lets face it Facebook is a huge source of distrust, frustration and angst among friends who should know better and read far too much into some comments. Trolling, internet bullying and other hate crime can be more common than it should be… However, for all the bad, my faith in the power of social media as a force for good gets restored when a hugely significant item is shared by a friend. Something that I had missed yesterday having had a busy day on site in Surrey.

This morning I popped onto Facebook for a quick flick through to find my social media friend Missy Fishy (mrsfishalicious on Facebook) shared a post on the upworthy website.

I have linked to the original YouTube video below so that my puny Search Engine juice goes to the Heather Skye for asking the question, to Oswald Vinueza for recording and sharing the moment and to Patrick Stewart, a true living legend, for sharing his moving and inspirational response to Heather Skye‘s question.

“Violence is never, ever a choice a man should make!”

Patrick Stewart Gives Passionate Response to Question At Comicpalooza 2013 - YouTube

In January I watched the episode of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ featuring Sir Patrick, which he refers to in the video. This is a great series on the BBC. Patrick’s journey of discovery was one of the better episodes. In the above video Sir Patrick not only talks about his experience of domestic violence against women but also his new understanding the BBC show gave him. He goes on to explain that he now works for Refuge for his mother and Combat Stress for his father.

His reply to Heather Skye shows the true measure of a man. A truly inspirational, though provoking and powerful video.

End domestic Violence: “Make it So!”