Breastfeeding experiment - level 3

Breastfeeding experiment - level 3

12-01-2016 07:00

This video shows the moment a woman on the tube is confronted for breastfeeding in public.

“****ing hell. Excuse me, you're not breastfeeding, are you? You're not breastfeeding are you?”

“Yeah. You got a problem?”

“I’m not trying to be argumentative or anything but I feel a little bit uncomfortable about it.”

The clip is actually part of a social experiment created to see how passers-by really react to breastfeeding in public spaces, and one man isn't a fan.

“Well there should a be a designated carriage on here for it. I mean, it's a little bit…“

“What do you want me to do?”

“I just don't want you to do it.”

“Give my baby breast milk or formula?”

“I just don't want you to do it in front of me. Could you not express or something before you come on here?”

“Excuse me?”

Other passengers on the train confronted the man, telling him to sit somewhere else.

“Common sense. Express or feed your baby before you come on the train.”

“Move away.”

“Jesus Christ. What are you doing sitting there for?”

“You're behaving quite aggressively.”

“I’m not behaving quite aggressively, you're the one that bolted into my conversation, anyway. I don't really care. Maybe you're into all that, someone exposing themselves on the train, I'm not. I have principles and morals.”

“You're the only one making this sexual. This is a natural thing!”

“No, now everyone’s having a little go here. Why don't you just move on to another carriage? You're starting to annoy me now.”

Little did they know both the breastfeeding woman and the angry man were actors and the whole situation was set up.

Difficult words: tube (the metro), confront (to talk to someone about a problem), passer-by (a person who happens to be somewhere), designated (special), formula (a baby’s liquid food which is not the mother’s milk), express (to press out the milk), bolt (to enter impolitely), expose (to show something that usually is hidden), go (a joke).


Do women breastfeed in public in your country?

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