Students at the University of Texas at Austin plan to protest the controversial campus carry law when it goes into effect next year, and they'll use gigantic cocks to hammer home their message.
Using the hashtag #CocksNotGlocks, Jessica Jin is encouraging her fellow UT students to strap on giant dildos to their backpacks on August 24, 2016, the first day of classes for the fall semester.
"Just about as effective at protecting us from sociopathic shooters, but much safer for recreational play," Lin writes on the Campus (Dildo) Carry Facebook page.
The big, swinging dicks are intended as an in-your-face display of the irrational absurdity of state laws and university policies that will allow concealed firearms in classrooms next year, while continuing to classify forms of sexual expression as Class C misdemeanors. To put it another way, when campus carry goes into effect next year, it will be legal to carry an extension of your penis on campus, but illegal to carry around anything that actually looks like a penis.
Governor Greg Abbott signed campus carry into law last June after it was passed by the Republican-dominated state legislature. The law requires public universities to allow handgun license holders to carry concealed firearms on campus. Private universities can opt-out of adopting a campus carry policy, and all universities may choose designated gun-free zones within their campuses.
The law goes into effect August 1, 2016, the same day as the 50th anniversary of the UT Tower Shooting, when Charles Whitman shot 43 people, killing 13, from atop UT's iconic clocktower. Texas Monthly calls the shooting first mass campus murder in America.
So come next fall, he may actually have a gun in his pocket and isn't really just happy to see you. Meanwhile, as Lin points out, university policy and the Texas Penal Code deem the open display of thick, huge cocks a greater threat than a handgun. Sure, a dildo could leave you walking funny for a couple of days, but a firearm can actually kill you.
Over 3,800 people joined the protest's Facebook page. The protest is open to all UT students, faculty, staff and alumni, but the public is encouraged to participate in solidarity. Lin also notes that dildos can be a pricey purchase — sing it, sister! She indicated plans to pursue a sponsor (a dildo donor?) to help with