It’s been a while since I handed out any Capt. Picard Double Facepalm Awards so it’s with great irony that I give a Capt. Picard Double Facepalm Award to Capt. Picard himself, Patrick Stewart. Patrick Stewart earned this award through pounding his fist nine times on a podium because that’s supposedly how many seconds there are between instances of a woman getting beaten in the U.S. Stewart did not talk about men ever being the victims of violence calling on one million men to “do something” (whatever this something is not defined) about this supposed epidemic.
What Stewart was doing was part of an international effort, so we must wonder why he is only focusing on the U.S. as a source of assaults and violence on women as opposed to his home country, the U.K., or anywhere else. Perhaps what Stewart was doing has more to do with anti-Americanism than anything else.
It’s for these reasons that Capt. Picard gets a double facepalm award from himself. For good measure, I’m also going to thrown in a Godzilla facepalm for him.