Breastfeeding experiment – level 3
A video shows a social experiment created to see how passers-by react to breastfeeding in public spaces. Two actors came on a train in England to initiate the experiment.
One of the actors, a woman, started breastfeeding on the train which was met with criticism from a man sitting next to one seat from her. He, too, was an actor. He said that he felt ‘a bit uncomfortable about’ the breastfeeding and would prefer that the woman not do it in front of him. The actress did not care about his request, and their exchange started escalating.
After the seat between the two vacated, a passenger who witnessed the confrontation took the seat and told the man that he was acting quite aggressively. Not long after, a camera man came out and informed everyone of the experiment.
Difficult words: passer-by (a person who happens to be somewhere), initiate (start), next to one seat (there was one seat between them), exchange (a short conversation or argument), escalate (become more intense), vacate (become empty).
You can watch the video news lower on this page.
What do you think the results of this social experiment demonstrate about public opinion on breastfeeding in public spaces?
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