Free dildos await returning UT Austin students at “Cocks Not Glocks” rally against open carry on campus

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Remember how, some time ago, I mentioned that students at the University of Texas at Austin were threatening a “Cocks not Glocks” protest in response to the Texas legislature passing a bill that would allow for open carry on their campus? [While guns are now acceptable on campus, the open carry of sex toys, which are considered obscene, is not.] Well, they’ve apparently made good on their promise. According to news reports, anti-open carry activists handed out 4,500 dildos and vibrators yesterday at a rally on the campus of UT Austin. Here’s video from the American Statesman, followed by a bit of background taken from my post of last October.

FROM MY OCTOBER, 2015 POST:

In June, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Senate Bill 11. The legislation, commonly referred to as the “campus carry law,” will give licensed firearms owners the right to carry concealed handguns in most public university buildings within the state beginning in August 2016. While the legislation does apparently give university presidents some flexibility in designating buildings that can remain gun-free (like administrative buildings, no doubt), the result will undoubtedly be more guns on Texas campuses, and many, as you might imagine, aren’t happy. The following comes from the San Antonio Express-News.

“…At two public forums held in the last month, dozens of UT-Austin students, faculty and staff spoke against the law, urging President Greg Fenves to severely limit campus carry at the flagship. Last week, a professor emeritus in the school’s economic department announced he would be giving up teaching over concerns about his personal safety…”

And protests are being planned. The most interesting one I’ve read about thus far is an open carry dildo protest scheduled to coincide with the campus carry law going into effect at UT Austin. “You’re carrying a gun to class? Yeah well I’m carrying a HUGE DILDO,” event organizer Jessica Jin proclaimed on Facebook. “(It’s) just about as effective at protecting us from sociopathic shooters,” she went on to say, “but much safer for recreational play”…

For what it’s worth, there was also a counter protest on the campus of UT Austin by gun rights activists yesterday. A group called Students for Concealed Carry unveiled their “coexist” campaign, with its distinctive interlocking Cock ‘N Glock logo, the same day, albeit to a much smaller crowd. Here’s a photo.

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9 Comments

  1. Eek
    Posted August 26, 2016 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    I loved the video with the young blonde girl waving around the dildo as big as her arm while she was talking. She’d talk for a while, rub it against her face absentmindedly, and then continue talking.

  2. Meta
    Posted August 26, 2016 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Jessica Jin interviewed at the event:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtNrmMUasq0

  3. Karen T.
    Posted August 26, 2016 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    You might also be interested to know that Go Topless day is this Sunday.

    https://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-go-topless-day-2016-081816

  4. Kat
    Posted August 26, 2016 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    I think I found the video you were referring to, Eek.

    https://www.facebook.com/dallasmorningnews/videos/10154079609223800/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

  5. Mr. X
    Posted August 26, 2016 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    I got into an interesting discussion with someone yesterday about this. I’d mentioned to a friend that I thought this action on the part of UT students was brilliant, and she responded by saying that it made her uneasy. She didn’t like that they were equating cocks with guns. It felt wrong to her. Her concern was diminished somewhat once we discussed the context, and the fact that, while guns are now allowed to be carried in the open on campus, sex toys aren’t, as they’ve been deemed legally obscene, but she still said it felt wrong, this equivalency of cocks and guns. I’m curious if others are put off by it as well. I’m of the opinion that sometimes things like this are necessary, as it’s difficult to break through the noise of modern life, but I can see how it might rub people the wrong way in this instance.

  6. Amanda Ross
    Posted August 26, 2016 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    Proud to be a Longhorn!!!

  7. R. Thomas
    Posted August 26, 2016 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Where are the free dildos for those of us at UM? Life isn’t fair. The students of UT Austin just get dildos given to them. We have to build our own in the labs on North Campus.

  8. EOS
    Posted August 26, 2016 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Mr. X,

    In Army basic training, any recruit who mistakenly referred to his weapon or rifle using the term “gun” was given a task that made it likely to never happen again. I’m sorry, but cocks are guns and neither should be confused with Glocks or M16’s.

  9. Citywatch
    Posted August 27, 2016 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    I too am uncomfortable with equating guns and cocks. Can’t there be female Glocks? Wait, I get it now. It’s a man thing. Only men think that carrying a gun increases the size of one’s penis!

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