Activist Heroes Are Taking Dildos To Class Instead Of Guns In A “Cocks Not Glocks” Campaign

Along with their textbooks, notebooks, and trusty laptops, many University of Texas at Austin students also carried much more phallic items to the first day of class Wednesday — gigantic swinging dildos. It isn’t just for fun either, although it no doubt garnered a few laughs. These real-life heroes are taking dildos to class as part of a Cocks Not Glocks campaign protesting the state’s new law allowing students with concealed handgun licenses to bring guns to college campuses.

“It all started out with what I thought was the most crass, immature joke that I could think of in response to the new ‘Campus Carry’ law.” Jessica Jin, the genius behind the idea, told The Frisky. “I’d discovered that it’s actually against the law to brandish/distribute dildos at the University of Texas, and I thought the dichotomy of values, where Texas lawmakers are constantly vilifying sexuality but celebrating and welcoming violence, was too funny not to point out.” She initially just made a satirical Facebook event titled “Campus (Dildo) Carry,” but woke up the next day to see that it had gone viral.

Cocks Not Glocks held a big rally at the University of Texas at Austin Wednesday, and hundreds of students and supporters showed up, according to The San Antonio Express-News.

UT-Austin is pretty liberal in relation to the rest of Texas, but implemented the statewide Campus Carry law nonetheless. To be clear, the law doesn’t allow people to just walk around campus holding a gun — the firearms must be concealed — but it still means there will likely be a lot of guns around the school. In a memo, the school said:

“Many people on campus have strong viewpoints about the new law, and we understand those passions. However, regardless of your opinion about the legislation, you are required to follow the laws laid out by the State of Texas, and the policies of The University of Texas at Austin. We also ask that everyone show respect toward other members of the university community who have different views.”

Jin explained that university members already tried the “responsible” ways of fighting the law, including gathering signatures and having every department issue statements opposing it. So, why not try to raise hell with huge dildos?

“Legislators aren’t going to try to repeal the law just because 4,500 University of Texas students started carrying sex toys around,” Jin said. “We’re aiming for a more long-term push of cultural change.”

The whole point of the campaign is to show that dildos shouldn’t be more upsetting than deadly weapons. Even if Cocks Not Glocks doesn’t manage to get the law repealed, the noble protestors hope it will wake people up to the fact that the U.S. is balls deep in gun violence. Jin told The Frisky:

“We want people to stop to ask themselves when they become ridiculously incensed about a pile of harmless toys, why they don’t feel the same way about the spread of gun culture. They should feel just as angry that everyone in America lives in fear of gun violence these days, and the only solution that lawmakers are willing to present is to throw more guns at the problem.”

If you want to support the cause, you can buy prints, stickers, buttons, and mugs with the Cocks Not Glocks logo online. The money will go toward equipping more students with giant dildos to take to class.