Your heart will melt when you see how these boys react when asked to slap a girl
07 January 2015, 11:52
Cape Town - What happens when you put a boy in front of a girl and ask him to slap her?
In a social experiment, an Italian journalist gathered several boys between the age of 6 and 11, as well as one girl around the same age.
When introduced to the girl, the journalist asks the young boys a series of commands such as "pull a funny face" and "caress her". They obliged without hesitation.
But when a harsher command was made, for each boy to slap the girl, the boys’ absolute confusion and resistance to this command is incredibly powerful.
The video by Fanpage.It was created as a public service announcement against domestic violence.
The explanations of these young boys range from "because you’re not suppose to hit girls", "because I’m against violence", and our favourite "cause I’m a man".
It just proves maturity and respect can be found at any age.