They have a weird way of highlighting sexual harassment of women on the Mexico metro system – they’ve put in seats that are moulded to have a todger sticking out – no really –
The seat, moulded to include a protruding penis and chest, was designed to highlight sexual harassment experienced by female passengers.
The explanation next to the men-only label read: “It is uncomfortable to sit here, but that is nothing compared to the sexual violence that women suffer on their daily journeys.”
The seat is not a permanent fixture, but part of a campaign launched by UN Women and the Mexico City authorities called #NoEsDeHombres, which aimed to highlight sexual harassment on public transport.
Well it has certainly got attention – the video showing reactions to the ‘old chap’ where the old chaps are meant to sit has been viewed more than 700,000 times.
At least it has raised awareness of a serious issue – and I’m not surprised that you can always get a seat in that carriage – even in rush hour!