The campaign serves as a unique first step toward tackling sexual harassment, which appears to be a prevalent issue in the Mexican capital.
'It's uncomfortable to sit here but it doesn't compare with the sexual violence that women suffer in their everyday lives'.
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If you've ever used public transportation, you may have noticed two things: 1) Human beings are bad, and 2) There aren't any seats molded in the shape of a male torso, including the meat & two veg. Mexico City can't do anything about the first part, but...
Men using Mexico City's metro trains got a shock when they sat down on a seat featuring a lifelike moulded penis. To remind people that you should not be confronted with unwanted contact with genitals when you are just minding your own business trying to commute or go buy some trousers.
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The ad says 9 of every 10 Mexico City women have been the victim of some type of sexual violence during their commutes. "So what the campaign is saying is that all of these behaviors do constitute violence, they damage women. but they also damage men". But women bear the brunt, with statistics showing high rates of harassment and violence toward female riders on mass transit systems in many cities around the globe, according to the World Bank.
The city has employed other strategies to make women safer, including women-only train cars and buses. Most often the abuse was verbal, but 26 percent had been groped and 2 percent had experienced sexual assault.
It was launched by UN Women and the Mexico City authorities as part of #NoEsDeHombres, a campaign to highlight sexual harassment on public transport.
Now let's see what a lewd sculpture can do.