Texas students begin classes toting dildos to protest new gun law | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Texas students begin classes toting dildos to protest new gun law

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 7:39 AM

click to enlarge TWEETING: The sexy gun protest at the University of Texas includes this Twitter page.
  • TWEETING: The sexy gun protest at the University of Texas includes this Twitter page.

The University of Texas opened classes in Austin this week with a bit of student protest. The "Cocks Not Glocks" campaign encourages students to carry dildos and sex toys to mock the beginning of a new state law that allows concealed weapons on campus.

From The Guardian:

The new law, passed last year by Texas’s Republican-dominated legislature, came into effect on the 50th anniversary of the [Texas tower] massacre. It permits licensed gun owners aged 21 and older to carry concealed handguns in most places on public university campuses, including dorms and classrooms.

Demonstrators gathered to brandish sex toys in the air or strap them to their backpacks.

“We have crazy laws here but this is by far the craziest, that you can’t bring a dildo on to campus legally but you can bring your gun. We’re just trying to fight absurdity with absurdity,” said Rosie Zander, a 20-year-old history student.
Many Texans choose to attend the tuition-friendly University of Arkansas, where — despite Rep. Charlie Collins' undying efforts — concealed weapons remain unsanctioned. Dildos? Don't know.

Tags: , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (27)

Showing 1-27 of 27

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-27 of 27

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Charter school accountability: Non-existent in Arkansas

    A state audit finds charter school spending violated state law, but the state Education Department says it has no responsibility for ensuring proper management of charter schools. Say what?
    • Mar 5, 2016
  • Speaking of the Clinton Foundation: Returns in maize and beans

    A reporter for Politifact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking organization, sent a reporter to Africa to see where money given to the Clinton Foundation has been put to work. He found tangible results.
    • Sep 6, 2016
  • Policy group urges opposition to new charter seats in Little Rock

    The Arkansas Public Policy Panel is urging supporters of the Little Rock School District to tell state Board of Education members they oppose applications to be heard this week to dramatically expand the number of charter school seats in the Little Rock School District.
    • Mar 9, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation