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Students Organize Sex Toy Protest Against Their College’s Concealed Handgun Laws

To keep firearms off campus, a group of university activists pledge to pack a very different kind of heat.

image via campus (DILDO) carry / facebook

On August 1st of 2016, students at the University of Texas will be allowed carry concealed handguns around their campus, once Senate Bill 11 goes into effect. The bill, which was signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott this past spring, means that licensed gun owners over 21 years old will soon be able to legally pack heat in most parts of campus, save for areas the school designates as specific “Gun Free Zones.”


In response, students across the UT system, understandably worried about the impending influx of guns onto campus, have rallied around a plan to highlight the absurdity of filling their learning environment with weapons: They’ll carry dildos instead.

Writes Jessica Jin, organizer of the “Campus (DILDO) Carry”

The State of Texas has decided that it is not at all obnoxious to allow deadly concealed weapons in classrooms, however it DOES have strict rules about free sexual expression, to protect your innocence. You would receive a citation for taking a DILDO to class before you would get in trouble for taking a gun to class. Heaven forbid the penis.

From UT Rules:
"Subchapter 13–200. Prohibited Expression
Sec. 13–201. Obscenity
No person or organization will distribute or display on the campus any writing or visual image, or engage in any public performance, that is obscene. A writing, image, or performance is “obscene” if it is obscene as defined in Texas Penal Code, Section 43.21 or successor provisions, and is within the constitutional definition of obscenity as set forth in decisions of the United States Supreme Court."

Starting on the first day of Long Session classes on August 24, 2016, we are strapping gigantic swinging dildos to our backpacks in protest of campus carry.

ANYBODY can participate in solidarity: alum, non-UT students, people outside of Texas. Come one dildo, come all dildos.

"You're carrying a gun to class? Yeah well I'm carrying a HUGE DILDO."

Just about as effective at protecting us from sociopathic shooters, but much safer for recreational play.

image via (cc) flickr user delaj

While the dildo carry (dubbed: #CocksNotGlocks) isn’t slated to take place until August 24, 2016, nearly five thousand people have already RSVPd on the event’s Facebook page. Unfortunately, the page has also been bombarded by abusive and harassing posts targeting both the event, and its creator Jin, who has reportedly had her personal information leaked online as a result. She has stated that she will leave the abusive posts on the event page, writing:

For the time being, I am leaving abusive posts up in order for everybody to see them and understand the misogyny, fear, abuse, and hatred that a harmless dildo can incite. It is proof in plain sight that assertions that the general public can remain calm while in possession of firearms in tense situations, when they can’t even handle a a dildo, might be a bit off.

While #CocksNotGlocks events is probably the most attention-grabbing response to the passage of the Campus Carry bill, Jin and her supporters are certainly not alone in their trepidation over the new law. Daniel Hamermesh, UT-Austin’s professor emeritus of economics has reportedly announced he’ll be leaving the school entirely as a result of the legislation.

In 1966, the UT’s Austin campus became the site of one of America’s first large-scale school shootings when engineering student Charles Whitman scaled the school’s main building tower, and proceeded to kill fourteen people with a variety of firearms.

August 1st, 2016—the day S.B. 11’s “Campus Carry” law is set to go into effect—will mark the the fiftieth anniversary of the UT—Austin massacre.

[via death&taxes]

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