Students at the University of Texas (UT) launched a massive sex-toy protest Wednesday against
state campus carry laws, Dallas News reported.
Dubbed #CocksNotGlocks, the anti-gun demonstration could be the biggest in Texas history and aims to criticise the perceived irony that sex-toys are prohibited on campus while guns are allowed.
“We are strapping gigantic swinging dildos to our backpacks,” Jessica Jin, an organiser of the event told Dallas News. “Just about as effective at protecting us from sociopathic shooters, but much safer for recreational play,” Jin, who recently graduated from UT-Austin, continued.
UT prohibits “obscenity” on campus, which is defined by Texas law as “a dildo or artificial vagina, designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs,” Dallas News reported.
On social media, images are emerging of the protest at UT.
WARNING: They’re graphic.
Earlier this year, Texas passed a law requiring public colleges and universities to allow concealed handgun licence holders to bring their weapons
into public university buildings, classrooms and dorms. The provision went into effect August 1.
It’s passage sent shockwaves throughout Texas academia and has elicited strong response from students and faculty alike. A dean at UT — one who grew up hunting with a father who was a former Marine and a policeman — even quit as a result.
A group of professors also filed a lawsuit claiming individuals in classrooms would feel less able to speak freely for fear of gun violence from those who disagree and thus, the law violates students’ First Amendment right to free speech. A judge, however, recently denied their request for a preliminary injunction.
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