Dildos Are The Weapon Of Choice For University Of Texas Students
In Texas, you can bring a concealed weapon on a college campus. But at UT, dildos are too obscene for the Longhorns
Wednesday marked the first day of classes at the University of Texas at Austin where students are now allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus—but you’re more likely to see a dildo than a Glock on this first day of school.
To protest a recent state law that allows concealed weapons on college campuses, students at UT are strapping dildos to their backpacks, and plan to do so for the next two weeks.
“You’re carrying a gun to class? Yeah well I’m carrying a HUGE DILDO,” the organizers of the protest posted on the event’s Facebook page. “[It’s] just about as effective at protecting us from sociopathic shooters, but much safer for recreational play.”
— Matt Valentine (@germanglasseye) August 23, 2016
The demonstration, dubbed “Cocks Not Glocks,” was the idea of former UT student Jessica Jin who distributed more than 4,000 dildos to protesters starting at 8am local time. “Why leave your dildos at home if other people won’t leave their guns at home? Wear ’em proudly until SB11 is repealed,” Jin posted on the event’s Facebook page, which 10,000 people have pledged to attend the event. UT has about 50,000 students.
Jin obtained 3,000 dildos from a Singapore company called Smile Makers, according to an article in the Observer. About 300 more were donated by the porn company Shane’s World, and local sculptors and sex shops are providing even more. In describing the event, Jin points out the absurdity of Texas’ allowing guns on campus while UT has strict rules about public obscenity—so the student dildo swingers could potentially face some sort of punishment from the school. The so-called “campus carry” law was signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott in June of 2015 and went into effect on August 1 this year— which is coincidentally 50 years after gunman Charles Whitman opened fire from a clock tower at at the UT campus, killing 16 people in what was one of the nation’s first mass shootings on a college campus.
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The essence of the law is to give students who have concealed carry permits to bring their guns on campus to protect themselves and others in the event of a shooting, like the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech that left 32 people dead. The idea is that someone with a concealed weapon would be able to stop the shooter if the situation presented itself.
As evident by the dildos, the law is not without its critics. In October, Daniel Hamermesh, an economics professor emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin, announced he was leaving the university prior to the 2016 school year out of safety concerns. “With a huge group of students, my perception is that the risk that a disgruntled student might bring a gun into the classroom and start shooting at me has been substantially enhanced by the concealed-carry law,” Hamermesh wrote in a letter to the school’s president.
“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,” Jin wrote on the group’s Facebook page. “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.”
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