Students Protest Gun Violence with Giant Dildos

Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently passed the “campus carry” law, which will allow gun license owners to carry concealed firearms throughout public university campuses. The law will go into effect starting August 2016, and many believe it will make universities less safe. Students at the University of Texas at Austin are protesting this law in a peaceful yet subversive way-—by openly carrying sex toys to class.


"You're carrying a gun to class? Yeah well I'm carrying a HUGE DILDO.

Just about as effective at protecting us from sociopathic shooters, but much safer for recreational play.

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. 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,” writes the Campus (DILDO) Carry Page, which was set up by Jessica Jin.

Over 4,000 students have RSVP’d to the “strap-in” event, which will take place next summer when the “campus carry” law goes into effect. Protesters will challenge gun laws by "strapping gigantic swinging dildos to our backpacks." Though participants are encouraged to bring their own large dildos, the group has stated they will make an effort to provide extra dildos for the occasion.

“I know that quality dildos, especially super large ones, can be a little pricey. If we can gather enough willing participants, I will personally take it upon myself to put in the time and legwork to find a dildo supplier sponsorship,” promises the Campus (DILDO) Carry Page.

The dildo-wielding group has already received media attention with their catchy hashtag #cocksnotglocks.

The organizers are careful to warn participants about the risk of openly carrying a dildo on campus, which is considered an obscene display and is punishable with a $500 fine.

“Participate at your own risk. But can you imagine the gongshow that would be UTPD/APD trying to chase down thousands of students wielding harmless dildos around campus?” jokes the Facebook page.  

Anyone is welcome to participate in the phallus-themed protest. "Come one dildo, come all dildos," says Jin.

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