What better way to get back at those gun nuts than to carry around sex toys on campus? That’ll really show’em.
Recently, Texas Governor Greg Abbot signed legislation allowing concealed carry on college campuses. Obviously, this has ruffled some feathers, to say the least.
Some students at the University of Texas in Austin are protesting the decision, and to show their outrage, they’re bringing dildos on campus. I know, it’s a complete non sequitur, but they think it’s making some sort of profound, shocking point. All it does to me is make me wonder how in the world they even made it to college in the first place. The Blaze reported:
According to a public Facebook event page, the students will wield their sex toys on August 24, 2016 — the first day of classes. The contentious legislation signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in June is set to go into effect for the 2016 school year and allows individuals who possess a concealed carry permit to bring their firearms to campus although university presidents are able to make “reasonable” regulations.
“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,” the event description reads. “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.”
The event description makes the claim that bringing the sex toy around campus is “about as effective at protecting us from sociopathic shooters” but are “much safer for recreational play.”
Jin told the Houston Chronicle in an interview that she chose the sex toy as “it spotlights the masturbatory nature of the power which people derive from gun ownership, and the self aggrandizing ‘I’m one of the good ones, I’ll protect you’ arguments we’re so often expected to simply trust.”
“If our country continues in the direction it’s headed, everyone will eventually have to carry in order to protect any semblance of freedom or equality,” Jin said. “We clearly already can’t trust each other, and that mistrust is perpetuating a self-defeating escalation of gun ownership in America. Life in a fully armed society resembles something more like a fear-based hellhole than the land of the free, if you ask me.”
“About as effective at protecting us from sociopathic shooters,” huh? I know I’m going out on a limb here, but I’d venture to guess that a loaded gun would have a much better chance at bringing down an armed mass murderer than a dildo.
This is along the same lines as Melissa Harris-Perry wearing tampon earrings in protest against pro-life legislators. They’re just being gross for the sake of being gross. I don’t see how this silly stunt is going to do anything to convince the Texas legislature to rethink their decision to allow college students and faculty to protect themselves while on campus.