Domestic abuse is a serious problem in every country, but in Italy it's been referred to as "the most pervasive form of violence."
In an emotional PSA on domestic violence made by online Italian newspaper Fanpage.it, we're introduced to a group of boys — ranging in age from 7 to 11. When they meet a pretty girl named Martina on-camera, they're noticeably enamored.
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An interviewer first asks the boys to reveal what they like about Martina (her eyes, her hands) before telling them to caress her (gentle touching on the arm and face) and make funny faces at her.
But then, they're told to "slap her. Hard." Needless to say, the boys' responses are remarkable and will bring tears to your eyes.
As six-year-old Alessandro says, "In the kids' world, women don't get hit."
Watch the incredible video below:
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