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Confronting Stereotypes: Eye To Eye With A Stranger

How long does it take to forge a connection with someone you don’t know? Here, people are brought face to face with a complete stranger to test whether five minutes of sustained eye contact really can create the intimacy required for a deep and meaningful interaction. Here, James and Ben lock eyes, and then talk about being non-binary and their greatest struggles in life.

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  1. Kat

    May 26, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    the first pair was pretty good, cant judge a cis white male eh

  2. Alex Kahnum

    May 26, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    As a trans woman this non binary shit is really getting on my nerves

  3. Gev G

    May 26, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    BBC putting out absolute shite

  4. Beauty H.

    May 26, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    I don’t understand if you don’t want me to call you she or he what should I call you!?

  5. yourcinnamon girl

    May 26, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Love this…it shows how humans judge before even words are spoke✌

  6. Princess Renia

    May 26, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    You can't be trans and nonbinary

  7. TheAquaticBeef

    May 26, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    I'm sorry I'm autistic and this prolonged eye contact is my idea of hell lol rip 😕
    Edit: oh shit newstreet station bham?

  8. Ross Fernandes

    May 26, 2018 at 5:35 pm


  9. The Escalator

    May 26, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    This country is going down hill. Sad.

  10. Rockabyebecca

    May 26, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    To all non binary people scrolling through these comments, which are for the most part toxic: you are valid. You are loved. One day, people will treat us as equals and see us as real, true, not as attention seekers or anything of the sort. Please don’t let backwards views put you down – we can and will get through this and create a better world for our children and our children’s children ❤️ be proud

  11. Crow Face

    May 26, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    I feel the same way about my gender. I put myself in the middle because though I feel trans I don't really have the body dismorphia that some trans people have. Gender is just as fluid as sexuality. As for clothing and the way one presents themselves you don't have to be a gay man in drag or a woman trans or otherwise to wear a dress I work in fashion and trust me there are no genital assigned to articles of fabric.

  12. Queen 👑 Felene

    May 26, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Non binary refers to an action that’s atypical based on gender … like being a female with a vocation typically associated with males or vice versa. Transgender means being born one way and making changes to be seen as the opposite gender! The actual term transgender was coined by a cross dresser (Virginia Prince) who wanted to stay in “drag” 24/7 but not take horomones. People can do what they want …. but these labels are getting redundant and just confuse everyone and then Transsexual men and women trying to live their best normal lives get the brunt of the backlash in public and social settings because someone wants to wear a dress on Tuesday and be called Martha and then back to Mark on Thursday. Jesus be a fence 🙌🏾 #Isaidwhatisaid

  13. Michael Wall

    May 26, 2018 at 11:42 pm


  14. Thisname

    May 26, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    Oh gosh the transtrenders are really taking over aren't they… You are not trans if you don't have dysphoria. And no, only having euphoria doesn't count.

  15. Sharon Hill

    May 26, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Flipping labels again, male, female, neither?

  16. Big Boi Slum

    May 27, 2018 at 12:41 am


  17. Laszlo Vegh

    May 27, 2018 at 1:17 am

    non-binary? what in the fuck is going on? if you have such a severe mental illness, at least remove yourself from the gene pool.

  18. jaywv10

    May 27, 2018 at 9:27 am


  19. Sylwia xx

    May 27, 2018 at 9:43 am

    This is amazing 💜

  20. Nikita

    May 27, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Loving this series

  21. Liv R

    May 27, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    People just love playing the victim these days get over yourself

  22. Bob Thomas

    May 27, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Fuck bbc

  23. jjspot

    May 27, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    poor bloke

  24. Tesco Primark

    May 27, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Another term I just heard !

  25. cary bary

    May 28, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    You can tell when a stranger is a remoaner. They dressed like Kensington toffs

  26. Kimberly 269life

    May 29, 2018 at 11:37 am

    I enjoyed this very much, cool. 💜 Initially all I could see was that the person on the left bore a strong resemblance to Margaret McPoyle, but after a bit i got past it and truly saw the person and they were very interesting. I wanted to know more. I think it's funny how people are still making presumptions about what a person's identity is – male or female or striving to be one of the other. Now that I have met and know people who do not conf orm to this way, I feel ridiculous that I didn't just respect a person for exactly what they presented themselves to be and instead pitied what I thought was a man trying to look feminine and pretty but not quite pulling a truly feminine look off. How judgemental and wrong! There's a whole lot of OTHER now, and if we can just give a fuck enough to make the effort to learn about this metamorphic "new" spectrum then maybe we can stop trying to force everyone into one of the same few molds WE were taught and were forced into. I wish I'd been more neutral with my children in regards to expectations of gender. Its not really enough to tell them you love them the same whether they're straight or gay, which is what I did with mine as they became aware of such diferentiations. Especially when you also reinforced their born physical gender with clothes,toys, behavior instruction, etc.

  27. finian jeory

    May 30, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Your public broadcaster pushing the Cultural Marxism agenda folks!

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