Bumpy ride

This scandalous subway seat has everyone talking

A scandalous seat in a Mexico City subway car has caused quite a controversy among metro riders.

The seat was made to resemble the lower half of a male’s body, including the, ahem, private part. It was accompanied by a sign that read: “It is annoying to travel this way, but not compared to the sexual violence women suffer in their daily commutes.” A camera was then set up to record people’s responses to the seat, which ranged from visual discomfort to shock to laughter.

The whole thing was an effort to raise awareness to sexual harassment on subways. We’d say it got people’s attention.

Check out the video.