Talk about extreme!
Mexico City has installed a “penis seat” on one of its busiest subway trains to draw attention to sexual harassment on public transportation.
A sign above the provocative seat featuring a protruding mold of a man’s torso and penis reads: “Exclusivo para hombres” … which translates to Exclusive for Men.
A second sign on the floor in front of the seat reads: “It is uncomfortable to sit here, but that is nothing compared to the sexual violence that women suffer on their daily journeys.”
The intent is for men who sit there to realize just how uncomfortable women are when accosted on public transportation.
Mexico City launched the campaign — #NoEsDeHombres — to bring more attention to an issue that is a growing problem there. The Mexican government says 65 percent of women in the capital have been sexually harassed on buses or trains, according to Fox News.
There’s an accompanying public relations video that documents the reactions of both male and female commuters as they encounter the “penis seat.”
There was a mixed reaction to the “penis seat” on social media, with some loving the concept, while others think it’s gross.
Here’s a sampling of reactions from Twitter:
Sexual harassment is no joke, but I think this is putting it in the funny category, actually ridiculous. https://t.co/4mwLcnJfGx
— Keith Dawson 🇮🇱 (@kwetterkeith) March 31, 2017
This is just honestly really gross. https://t.co/5d5vWC8RFj
— Lee C Dunn (@LeeCDinDC) March 30, 2017
— Heather Stewart (@h_stewart1) April 2, 2017
This is TOTALLY going to end sexual harassment. https://t.co/NzCsTBPq8D
— Casejay (@jogajunior13) March 31, 2017
— Mark Edward Springer (@MarkSpringer) April 2, 2017
— Haneen Arafat Murphy (@haneenvo) April 2, 2017
#NoEsDeHombres isn’t this sexual harassment of itself? I mean if a 4 or 5 year old kid got on and saw that, that’d be downright disgusting.
— Piggery Axe (@PiggeryAxe) April 1, 2017
— Crystal Warr (@CWarr1492) March 31, 2017
— Jonbars (@jonathon_barnes) March 31, 2017
— Nita Bhalla (@nitabhalla) March 31, 2017
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