On Aug. 24, 2016, more than 6,000 students and counting will have gigantic swinging dildos strapped on their backpacks in a way of protest against the Campus Carry gun law that takes effect on Aug. 1, 2016. The person who started the protest sees it ironic that dildos are prohibited while carrying concealed guns on campus will be allowed under the new law.
Jessica Jin, the UT-Austin alumna, who created the Facebook page Campus DILDO Carry, finds it ridiculous that the “State of Texas has decided that it is not 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,” Jin wrote on Facebook. Jin have called on anybody that would like to protest against the Campus Carry gun law. Alumnus, even non-UT students and people outside of Texas are invited to strap big dildos on their backpacks on Aug. 24, 2016.
“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,” Jin wrote.
UT-Austin is very much open to the protest as long as it went about peacefully, university spokesman Gary Susswein told the Houston Chronicle. He said that students will not be fined or penalized for the protest.
“University of Texas students are free to express themselves peacefully on all issues and this appears to be an example of political speech,” Susswein said.
“We ask that the conversations around this issue always remain civil and urge students to be part of the ongoing discussion about how to implement the campus carry law at UT Austin,” Susswein told the Houston Chronicle.