#CocksNotGlocks Takes Aim at Gun Laws Using Dildos
“Is that a dildo in your backpack, or are you just happy to see me?” For former University of Texas student Jessica Jin, the answer is, “Both.” Over the weekend, the activist launched the #CocksNotGlocks campaign, in response to Texas’s new “campus carry” law, and UT’s strict rules against sexual expression. On August 24th 2016, Jin is urging students to come to school packing—instead of guns, however, the campus quads will be awash with rubber dicks.
Since it was created, over four thousand people have RSVP’d to the Campus (DILDO) Carry page on Facebook. The idea might sound silly, but Jin hopes it will spark some serious conversations about the state’s newly-loosened gun control laws.
On August 1st, Texas enforced a law that would make it legal to carry concealed firearms on college campuses. It’s known familiarly as the “campus carry” law, and it seems like a crazy idea, especially considering the increasing frequency of mass shootings, and school shootings in particular.
It’s even crazier when considering the fact that the University of Texas now officially has stricter rules about sexual expression than they do about guns. UT’s official code of conduct states that, “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.” In short, you’re totally allowed to carry a deadly weapon, but you can forget about taking your sex toy to class lest you tarnish the pure minds of innocent college students.
This confusing discrepancy was Jin’s inspiration for the movement. “I was sitting in traffic yesterday listening to a discussion on public radio about the morning’s school shootings,” she told The Houston Chronicle. “I felt a lot of frustration at those who were still trying to explain-away, or make excuses for this repeated pattern of violence and said to myself, ‘Man, these people are such dildos.’ … One joke led to another, and 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.”
It’s true—If you happen to be caught on campus with any image or object that falls under the Texas Penal Code’s definition of “obscene,” you could be fined up to $500 dollars. That’s insane, and that’s why almost 5,000 people so far have signed up to strap on. The power is in the hands of the youth to change this nation for the better, one prosthetic penis at a time.
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