By now, you’ve probably heard of Texas’ Campus Carry Act which says “license holders may carry a concealed handgun throughout university campuses, starting Aug. 1, 2016.” A lot of students and teachers are understandably upset at the new legislation, but the University of Texas-Austin students have come up with an interesting protest.
Just learned about the state of Texas legalizing concealed-carry on college campuses. Wow. That's tragically insane. Then we learned about UT student Jessica Jin organizing a "strap in" protest against campus carry on Aug. 24, 2016 by carrying dildos to class in violation of the campus' obscenity policy. Hats off to Jessica and others involved in #cocksnotglocks Find out more at https://m.facebook.com/events/1686524198249678/
They’re calling their protest #CocksNotGlocks and plan on openly carrying dildos and sex toys, rather than guns. You can read the “Campus (DILDO) Carry” Facebook Event page here. The protest is set to take place next year, when Campus Carrying actually becomes legal.
The idea, while absolutely crazy, is that according to Texas law a student would be given a citation for carrying around a dildo, but not for carrying around a handgun due to laws that prohibit freedom of sexual expression. It also plays on the idea that #CocksNotGlocks supporters mimic the aggression and hostility some open carry supporters show when they feel their “rights” are challenged.
“You’re carrying a gun to class?” wrote group founder Jessica Jin on Facebook. “Yeah well I’m carrying a HUGE DILDO. Just about as effective at protecting us from sociopathic shooters, but much safer for recreational play.”