Watch a weird moment a woman pinned down a man tagged as ‘sex pest’ in the street, stripped off and rubbed her breasts on his face as he squirmed on the ground to protest sexual harassments.
The footage shot in Ribeirao Preto city centre, south east Brazil, shows a young saleswoman, who had been handing out flyers, pinning a man to the ground with her foot as she accuses him of pestering her in public.
A crowd of bemused onlookers watches as the t-shirt-clad woman berates the unidentified man on the pavement, telling him she is fed up of being ‘touched and sexually harassed while just doing her job.’
The outrageous display is not all that it seems because it was actually a staged play. The incident was staged by a theatre crew at the end of last year.
The group wanted to highlight the unwelcome attention that can often turn into sexually explicit and degrading comments, coupled with intimidating approaches to women working in public places.
Fausto Ribeiro, director of the Confluências group, the creators of the piece said:
“We wanted to expose and address something that happens every day to our sisters and female friends.
‘This was meant to challenge people’s perceptions and empower women with the shock tactic of retaliation. We wanted to force men to think more responsibly about their actions and the consequences”.
At the time of its posting, the video gained over a million views but was withdrawn after it was heavily criticized.