Texas Students Mock Gun Law By Pledging to Open-Carry Sex Toys

From the Campus (Dildo) Carry Facebook group.

So far in 2015, there have been more mass shootings in the United States than days in the year. But instead of pursuing gun control laws that save lives, some states have been making it even easier to carry guns wherever you want. 

This June, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill known as the “campus carry” law that allows gun license holders to carry a concealed handgun on university campuses starting Aug. 1, 2016. A similar law in Oregon which forces universities to allow guns on campus gained national attention this month after a horrific mass shooting at Umpqua Community College. Recent University of Texas graduate Jessica Jin saw another flaw with the law: While guns will be allowed on campus, the University of Texas has strict rules forbidding a certain non-lethal item—dildos. As Jin told the Houston Chronicle, “I did a little research on the rules surrounding dildos in classrooms. When I discovered that it is indeed against UT policy to wave dildos around campus, I just couldn't help myself.” 

Last week, Jin started up a protest called #CocksNotGlocks. The 5,000 students who’ve joined her Facebook group pledge to carry dildos around campus on the same day that the new campus-carry law goes into effect. She’s hoping the campus will be covered in the unforgettable scene of thousands of students carrying dildos. “I need this proliferation of dildos to offer people a visual representation of what it would be like if we all carried guns,” she told the Chronicle. “It should look ridiculous to you. That is the point. This is America; if guns and bloodshed don't wake people up, a public celebration of sexuality may just do the trick. We're going to need a lot of dildos.” 

by Sarah Mirk
View profile »

Sarah Mirk is the former host of Bitch Media’s podcast Popaganda. She’s interested in gender, history, comics, and talking to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter

Get Bitch Media's top 9 reads of the week delivered to your inbox every Saturday morning! Sign up for the Weekly Reader:

0 Comments Have Been Posted

Add new comment