Mexico City Built A ‘Penis Seat’ For The Subway To Teach Men About Sexual Harassment

Mexico City Built A ‘Penis Seat’ For The Subway To Teach Men About Sexual Harassment

Mexico City Built A ‘Penis Seat’ For The Subway To Teach Men About Sexual Harassment

The city’s subway has a seat in one of its cars (labeled for men only) in the shape of a man’s torso and lower extremities

The Mexico City Metro is taking a bold but effective approach to teach men about sexual harassment with their new PSA featuring a “penis seat.” Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like. The city’s subway has a seat in one of its cars (labeled for men only) in the shape of a man’s torso and lower extremities, penis included.

Mexico City has an alarming sexual violence rate—9 out of 10 women have experienced some form of it according to the metro’s PSA. In the video, labeled, “penis experiment” actors sit uncomfortably in the penis seat before quickly getting up and switching to a different one.

If watching the video makes you uncomfortable, then it means the advertising doing its job. Eliciting these sorts of reactions and building awareness are the first steps towards real change.

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