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The Surprising Reason a Men's-Only "Penis Seat" Was Installed on This Subway

The Surprising Reason a Men's-Only

A reported 9 out of 10 women have been victims of some type of sexual violence in their daily commute in the Mexican capital.

The gimmick? A seat that looks like a naked man from just about knees to collar bones, complete with genitalia.

Some Mexico City commuters are having an uncomfortable experience after a seat containing a moulded penis was installed in one of the city's metro cars as part of an awareness campaign to combat sexual harassment and violence.

"It's annoying to sit here, but doesn't compare to the sexual violence women suffer on their daily trips", a sign at the foot of the seat reads, per the Washington Post.

The sexual harassment of women on cramped transit systems is a global issue with no easy solution, however, Mexico City has released a public service announcement (PSA) documenting how it would tackle the problem. The video is now creeping towards 1,000,000 views.

"Those behind the campaign #noesdehombres, or "#itsnotmanly" in English, seek to put men in situations usually only faced by women in everyday life.

In another video, male passengers waiting on a metro platform see images of their buttocks displayed onto screens hanging opposite.




Women who take mass transpiration in Mexico City have it rough.

In a national survey conducted previous year, 9 out of 10 women said they had felt unsafe riding the country's public transportation.

Also Read: "Why Are There No Men's Coaches in the Delhi Metro?".

Others called it "sexist" and unfair to men.

Still, the creators of the campaign say that men becoming uncomfortable by the display is exactly what they wanted.

This time around activists hope men get the message.

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