#CocksNotGlocks: Is That a Dildo in Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

This past summer, The Lone Star state passed a bill allowing the concealed carry of a gun onto college campuses. In light of the Umpqua Community College shooting in early October, this makes me cringe. I do not have enough data to conclude whether or not having more guns in the hands of “good people” can mitigate unnecessary deaths at the hands of “bad people.” I don’t think it increases the likelihood of a school shooting, but I’m not sure what good it does. I’ve recreationally shot a variety of weapons from a .22 pistol to an AR-15 (which was pretty awesome), so I can’t say guns aren’t fun. Outside of recreation, however, I have my doubts as to how effectively guns can be used in public situations.

But this post is not for travelling too far down the gun control rabbit hole. I don’t want to even pretend to know what kind of gun regulations would be healthiest for us. However, what I do want to do is bring attention to this little gem:

“Texas Students Mock Gun Law By Pledging to Open-Carry Sex Toys” | Bitch Media

The concealed carry law goes into effect August 1st 2016. Jessica Jin, a University of Texas grad, noticed something awry. According to the UT Penal Code (Ha- penal):

“Sec. 43.22. OBSCENE DISPLAY OR DISTRIBUTION. (a) A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly displays or distributes an obscene photograph, drawing, or similar visual representation or other obscene material and is reckless about whether a person is present who will be offended or alarmed by the display or distribution. (b) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.” (A Class C misdemeanor in punishable by up to a $500 fine)

Now, waving around a gun and waving around a dildo are not the same (not to be insensitive to people who have been held at dildo-point). However, there is something revealing about our repulsion to sex overshadowing our discomfort with violence. Having a dildo out in class can result in a fine of $500. So… having a dildo sticking out from your backpack is potentially more psychologically damaging to your classmates than having them suspect you might have a gun in your pants? 2 plus 2 is equaling 5 here, people.

In summation, think what you will on the matter of gun control, but you have to give it to the people in solidarity with their dildos – they represent a modern resolution to “make love, not war.” And really, anyone who thinks a dildo is more harmful or uncouth than a gun needs to rethink their life.

Check out the Facebook event here for more information: Campus (DILDO) Carry

Aubrey Langford,
Artist: Aubrey Langford, “A Well Armed Populace is the Best Defense Against Fear”

What are your thoughts on this type of activism? Would you stand in solidarity, dildo in hand? Is it okay to have concealed guns on college campuses (even when knives longer than 4″ are on the list of banned weapons)? 

Cheers,
Michelle

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