Mexico City Fights Sexual Harassment with “Penis Seat”

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No, it is not a typo. Mexico City’s public transportation decided to address and bring attention to sexual harassment by adding a penis on one of the seats. The thought in many of our minds is, how is this supposed to help? Even though it may be uncomfortable to sit by, and most passengers avoid it, it is an attention getter. Getting the attention of others is only half the battle, getting them to read the message at the foot of the seat is the other half.

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It reads ” It is uncomfortable to travel here, but it is nothing compared to the sexual harassment that woman have to deal with in their daily travels.”

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This one simply reads, ” Strictly for men” and is placed on the window of the bus so that the locals can read before taking a seat.

Sexual harassment happens to women so often when it shouldn’t and Mexico City’s transportation found a creative way to relay that message. As shown in the video, many of the locals seem unconformable, looking away, standing instead of sitting on the penis seat, and over all confused. It is not until the message is read that locals start to understand and even begin taking pictures of it.  This message is a voice for all those people who are to afraid to speak up on this topic and it is also a call for all those doing the harassing to stop!  This is definitely a unique and powerful way to fight sexual harassment and it certainly seems to be making an effect on people.

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