Saturday, 2 April 2016

4/02/2016 07:02:00 pm
THAI ABUSE SOCIAL EXPERIMENT
My Mate Nate's "Thai abuse experiment video" went viral this week.
What would you do if you saw a man physically abuse a woman in public? Thailand-based YouTuber My Mate Nate decided to conduct a social experiment to see how Thais react to domestic violence.

The video, which was made to raise awareness of the issue, opens with a statistic: “In 2016, 1 in 3 thai homes will deal with domestic abuse. If you see something would you help?”

The results are not really that surprising.

The first couple in the video are a Western guy and a Thai woman in a park. The Westerner puts his girlfriend in a headlock and hits her next to a section of the crowded park where people are jogging, but they just stare and run past.

In the next shot, nobody intervenes when a man forcefully tries to make a woman move down the street.

It takes until 1:03 into the video before somebody steps in — a Western man.


The long list of people who ignore the abuse include two girls who stare at their phones as a couple fight in front of them and a large number of joggers in a park who choose to run around a couple as the man assaults his girlfriend.

The top comment on the video’s YouTube page quotes the frequently-used Thai expression: “Don’t interfere in a matter of a husband and wife,” suggesting that “Most Thais think this way.”

The video has been viewed almost 400,000 times.

Source: Bangkok Coconuts

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