Faith in Humanity restored! In this video that has over 32 million hits, experimenters gathered a few young boys to ask them a few questions. They started off easy, asking them what they wanted to be when they grew up, to which they gave adorable answers like “a pizza maker […] because I like pizza”. So cute!
Then they asked a girl called Martina to step into frame and after being asked to do relatively harmless things like compliment her, caress her and make funny faces, they’re then asked to slap her.
All of the boys freeze – even when prompted with “come on! slap her!” they still don’t do it. Their hesitation turns into refusal as they all decide they won’t do it. Why?
“‘Cause she’s a girl, I can’t do it!”
“You’re not supposed to hit girls!”
“I don’t want to hurt her.”
“Jesus doesn’t want us to hit others.”
“Because she’s pretty, ’cause she’s a girl!”
“I’m against violence.”
“Because it’s bad.”
“Why? ‘Cause i’m a man.”
One of them even sweetly answered “As the saying goes, ‘girls shouldn’t be hit, even with a flower’ [pauses] or a bouquet of flowers!”
Afterwards, when they were asked to kiss her instead, they were bashful but all too willing.