i love sir patrick stewart more with each passing day.
See, guys. This is how you do it. Notice the words “Not all men are like that” are never spoken.
He knows men are like that
his father was like that to his mother
he has experienced the pain firsthand, of what it’s like when men are like that
and he never wants men to be like that again and he fights tooth and nail against the men who are still like that
And moreover, he acknowledges his privilege [as an older white male who is famous/well known] and uses it to speak up. He knows what he is, and he never has to say he’s not like those men he fights against—he never says it, his actions speak loud enough for everyone else to see it.
Sir Patrick Stewart, everyone.
”Do I have an intimidating face? Not many men come up to me and give me one-liners.” — Natalie Dormer for GQ Magazine (x)
you can actually hear his brain screech to a halt
if you’re a man then no, you can’t relate to my post, because my post is about being a woman in the geek community and deals with a VERY SPECIFIC TYPE of harassment, resentment, and erasure in the community
What would be wrong with explaining that to him nicely? Nicely may not be the right word. I’m not trying to be an ass, I’m honestly asking. It seems to me that putting people on the defensive makes them a lot less likely to listen to the point you’re making.