You know that expression "fight fire with fire?" Students at the University of Texas are doing just that, except the first "fire" is a controversial gun law and the other "fire" happens to be many, many dildos.
Let's backtrack for a second: Texas' Governor Greg Abbott recently signed into legislation a law allowing Texans to openly carry their in a hip or shoulder holster. Don't mess with Texas. Students at the University of Texas are angered by this law, since students can now ostensibly carry guns amid the spate of campus shootings nationwide, but also because UT Austin has another law in effect that reads as following: "No person or organization will distribute or display on the campus any writing or visual image, or engage in any public performance, that is obscene."
So, just to be clear, guns are legal to carry on UT Austin's campus...but dildos are not. Don't mess with Texas.
To protest the absurd series of laws, activists created a Facebook event called Campus (DILDO) Carry where students "are strapping gigantic swinging dildos to our backpacks in protest of campus carry." Over 4,000 people have RSVP'd to the event, which will take place on Aug. 24, 2016, as the new gun law will come into effect Aug. 1, 2016. Students are urged to let their plump dildos swing and use the hashtag #CocksNotGlocks to protest.
Don't mess with Texas.
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Jeremy Glass is a writer for Thrillist and actually messes with Texas quite often.