'Cocks Not Glocks' Is Probably the Most Flawless Way to Protest Guns on Campus

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Rachel Charlene Lewis

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According to Mashable, “Cocks Not Glocks” is happening now, and it’s probably the most flawless way to protest guns. From now until September 6 (but also, forevermore), students at The University of Texas at Austin are protesting the fact that concealed carry is legal on campus in a super unique way—by carrying around absolutely giant cocks.

According to the Texas Tribune, in preparation for the event, over 4,500 donated dildos were passed around. The Facebook event organizer Jessica Jin explained, "Starting on the first day of Long Session classes on Aug. 24, 2016, we are strapping gigantic swinging dildos to our backpacks in protest of campus carry."

 

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"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," Jin said. "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."

 

It's happening! #cocksnotglocks

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Fearless leader of #CocksNotGlocks @jeffacat at the protest on UT campus today

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It’s a good point. In a world—er, country—where gun violence is beyond the norm in an absolutely terrifying, but unfortunately expected, way, it seems bizarre that students would be judged for carrying around sex toys than they are for carrying weapons to a classroom.

Despite concern expressed by faculty and staff (the school’s dean resigned and moved north when the law was passed), it remains intact.

Whether you agree with the law or not, you have to hand it to these students for expressing themselves and refusing to sit back and let a law change their learning environment without a fight.

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