University of Texas at Austin protested the state’s legalizing carrying concealed hand guns on campus, by carrying dildos on their backpacks. The dildoes were donated by companies internationally. Jessica Jin and Ana Lopez led the “Cocks Not Glocks” campaign. Jin posted music videos with dildos hanging from the ceiling, after she commented to a radio discussion of gun violence, “What a bunch of didoes!” She started a Facebook page that surprised her by going viral, stating, “You’re carrying a gun to class? Yeah well I’m carrying a HUGE DILDO!” She got a lot of hate mail, but encouraged students to display dildos as long as others could carry guns in their backpacks. Rosie Zander,age 20, commented, “We wanted something fun that people could really engage in. Because it’s hard to get involved in the political process at our age, people our age don’t tend to vote or get involved, and this is so easy. Strap a dildo on and you’re showing the Texas legislature this is not a decision we wanted.”[i]
[i] Tom Dart, “Cocks Not Glocks,” The Guardian, August 25, 2016.