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Students launch sex toy demonstration on college campus to protest controversial gun law

August 24, 2016

Students at the University of Austin-Texas campus staged an eye-catching demonstration on Wednesday as they passed out thousands of dildos in protest of a controversial campus gun law that took effect throughout the state at the beginning of this month. The state law, known as the campus carry rule, was enacted on August 1 and allows people to carry concealed firearms in public university buildings. The law has been highly divisive since it was passed last year by the state legislature.

In response, one group of opponents to the law formed the group Cocks, Not Glocks last fall. The group was the brainchild of activist Jessica Jin, an alumnus of the school, who noticed that the university’s code of conduct prohibits obscene devices as defined by Texas Penal Code, My San Antonio reports. Anything “including a dildo or artificial vagina, designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs,” fits the definition of an obscene device, per the penal code.

Jin blasted both the university and the state lawmakers in a scathing message posted on the group’s Facebook page. “The State of Texas has decided that it is not at all obnoxious to allow deadly concealed weapons in classrooms, however it does have strict rules about free sexual expression, to protect your innocence,” she wrote. “You would receive a citation for taking a dildo to class before you would get in trouble for taking a gun to class. Heaven forbid the penis.”

A day ahead of the event, Jin said the protest was going to force people to think about the meaning of the new law. “As long as you have a dick on your backpack, people will be thinking about the guns inside of other people backpacks,” Jin reportedly said. A dildo could be seen affixed to her backpack.

Cocks Not Glocks organizer and University of Texas at Austin alum Jessica Jin. (Facebook).
Cocks Not Glocks organizer and University of Texas at Austin alum Jessica Jin. (Facebook).

On Wednesday, Jin and her fellow protesters, a mix of students and alumni, passed out more than 4,000 dildos on the school’s campus. It was a rollicking scene caught by cameras and posted to social media on the hashtag #CocksNotGlocks. Some held signs that read,”Rose are red, violets are blue, I have a [penis] and so should you,” “Time to be hard-on gun culture,” and all other manner of double entendre. Many of the participants passing out the sex toys were young women, and demonstrators noted that the law was put in place through the actions of largely white Christian men. Meanwhile, statistics have shown American women are particularly at risk for fatalities from gun violence — a grim reality that’s exacerbated by what’s known as the “boyfriend loophole” in U.S. gun laws. Watch video from the scene on campus below.

University of Texas at Austin students are carrying sex toys as a call to repeal Senate Bill 11 — a law that went into…

Posted by My San Antonio from the Express-News on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Read the full story at The Texas Tribune.


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