Here's how a group of boys in Italy responded when asked to hit a girl

Here's how a group of boys in Italy responded when asked to hit a girl

When an Italian video journalist set out to see how young boys would react to being asked to hit a girl, he discovered something awe-inspiring. Luca Lavarone, who works for “Fanpage,” conducted the social experiment with boys ranging from 6 to 11 years old in Italy. After having the boys introduce themselves, Lavarone brings in a young girl named Martina. He asked the boys to say what they like about her, and they  respond with a list of lovely compliments.  
Then Lavarone asked the boys to caress Martina. That task was completed without incident, if with a certain amount of shyness. He then asked them to make a funny face at her. They did so, with gusto.
But when the boys were asked to slap Martina, their reactions took a different turn. A flat-out refusal. When pressed for the reason that they wouldn’t slap her, the impressive youngsters responded with explanations that would make any parent or human being proud.  “Because you’re not supposed to hit girls,” “I don’t want to hurt her,” “Because I’m against violence.” One even added, “As the saying goes, ‘Girls shouldn’t be hit, not even with a flower.”
This video, which has been viewed more than 9 million times on YouTube so far, might prove that violence against women is a learned behavior and something that is often unfathomable at a young age.

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