Why Boys are Being Asked to Slap Girls

A recent video created by Italian media group, Ciaopeople who teamed up with a newspaper, Fanpage.it, has gone viral making a powerful statement about domestic violence awareness.

This video depicts adorable young boys who are introduced to a girl their age and asked to compliment and caress her.  The boys are mesmerized by the young girl and spend the first half of the video flirting with the young girl.

And then they are asked to slap her.

All of their reactions were the same as they stood strongly by their choice to not lay a hand on her even after being asked repeatedly to hit her. The young boys state…

In the kids’ world, women don’t get hit

You’re not supposed to hit girls

Because I’m a man

There have been more than 7 million views of this video and it has not only created a stir in Italy but also worldwide.

Take a look at this video and I am sure you will be pleased with the reactions of these young gentlemen.  Share our article and the video to be a part of our movement in bringing domestic violence awareness to the forefront.


Christine Berardino

A I’m an advocate in law enforcement and am passionate about women’s rights advocacy. I received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Hampshire in 2011, with a dual major of Psychology and Justice Studies.

Boston, MA | @cberardino

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