Mexico City metro’s ‘penis seat’ aims to provoke dialogue about sexual harassment

The United Nations and Mexico City‘s government have banded together to launch a novel campaign against the sexual harassment of women on the sprawling capital’s congested public transport network, by installing a penis mould on a train seat.

U.N. Women Mexico filmed the reaction of passengers on the metro who tried to sit on the train seat with the mould of a male torso and an erect penis. The results of the social experiment were uploaded to YouTube under the name Seat Experiment. The video is now creeping towards 1,000,000 views.

For U.N. Women, the campaign seeks to generate debate in society over the harassment many women in Mexico City receive, to put men in the shoes of women

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