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#CocksNotGlocks Uses Dildos To Protest Open Carry Laws At Texas Universities

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On June 1, 2015, Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed SB11, or what's more commonly known as the "campus carry" law.

The law made it so that, starting August 1, 2016, licensed owners can hold concealed handguns on university campuses in Texas.

While the rules regarding carrying a deadly weapon around campus are obviously very lax, campus rules at the University of Texas about free sexual expression are still extremely strict. As a means of protecting the "innocence" of its students, the University of Texas will punish students for bringing dildos to class.

But again, I'd like to highlight the fact bringing a deadly weapon to class is totally fine.

Here are the UT rules regarding "obscenity":

Subchapter 13–200. Prohibited Expression, Sec. 13–201. Obscenity 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. A writing, image, or performance is “obscene” if it is obscene as defined in Texas Penal Code, Section 43.21 or successor provisions, and is within the constitutional definition of obscenity as set forth in decisions of the United States Supreme Court.

As a response to this madness, UT student, Jessica Jin has decided to start a movement encouraging students to "fight absurdity with absurdity".

Jin's protest, called #CocksNotGlocks, started last year and is back this semester better than ever. This year's protests started on the first day of classes, August 24, 2016.

The Facebook event writes,

This event 'starts' at 8am because that is the time slot for the earliest classes at UT. However, this is an ongoing protest-- why leave your dildos at home if other people won't leave their guns at home? Wear 'em proudly until SB11 is repealed.

It looks like UT students will proudly be strapping dildos onto their backpacks all year long to highlight the absurdity of SB11 and hopefully bring about change.

Citations: #COCKSNOTGLOCKS AUGUST 24, 2016 (Campus (Dildo) Carry), University Of Texas Students Start School Year With 'Cocks Not Glocks' Anti-Gun Protest (Huffington Post)