Anti-corruption maracas

The Guardian published an article yesterday titled “Mexico City mayor ridiculed over plan to fight sex crimes with plastic whistles.”  Mexico has a real problem with sexual assaults and a lot of them occur on public transportation every year.  The Mexico City government has dealt with the situation by running “a fleet of pink buses only for female passengers, along with women-only carriages on the subway system.”  It’s estimated that 94% of sex crimes are not reported, giving an idea of how much victims trust the system.

 

The whistle proposal has been roundly criticized.  Critics accuse the mayor of “patronizing women instead of tackling men’s boorish and criminal behavior.”  The response on social media has been especially humorous:

 

 

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One thought on “Anti-corruption maracas

  1. Can someone explain what’s wrong with the women-only buses? Sure, they don’t address the larger problem but they don’t hurt either.

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