Social Norms Violation

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SOCIAL NORMS VIOLATION PROJECT
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SOCIAL NORM # 1


Social Norm:
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Wear Clothes Forward



Rationale:


Clothes are made to wear forward with the tag in the back. They are designed to fit one way.



SOCIAL NORM VIOLATION #1


Wear Clothes Backwards
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Hooded Sweatshirt and Jeans

Occurred on Wednesday at Wal-Mart from 6:30pm – 7:15pm.
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Walked around the grocery department Walked around the health and beauty care department Walked around the electronics department



REACTIONS TO SOCIAL NORM VIOLATION#1


Other’s Reactions
Many people stared.  An elderly woman shook her head at me.  A group of teens said nice clothes and snickered. 



Own Reactions
Felt very uncomfortable physically and mentally.  Extremely embarrassed by people’s looks and comments  Never did adjust to wearing clothes that way. I could not wait to turn them back around. 

SOCIAL NORM # 2


Social Norm:


Do not drink alcohol during pregnancy.



Rationale:
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Alcohol consumption can harm the unborn child.

SOCIAL NORM VIOLATION #2


Wore a pregnant belly suit to a restaurant and ordered a beer. Picture from babble.com



Occurred Friday from 7:00pm – 8:15pm at Don Pablo’s Restaurant. 

Got seated in the middle of the restaurant. Once the waitress asked what she could get us to drink, I responded with a Miller Lite.



REACTIONS TO SOCIAL NORM VIOLATION#2


Other’s Reactions
Waitress walked over to another waitress and they both looked at me. I am assuming she was asking if she should bring me a beer.  The wife at the table next to us was staring at me. 



Own Reactions
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Very nervous even before ordering Extremely uncomfortable Felt like a terrible person and mother Mortified when the waitresses were obviously talking about me....
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