A new Texas law--the “Campus Carry” law (S.B. 11)-- that will allow people to carry guns on the Lone Star State’s institutions of higher education. The law takes effect in 2016 for 4-year public colleges and in 2017 for community colleges. Administrators at can create rules to regulate or limit guns on some parts of their campuses.
In light of recent shootings on campuses, the Texas law represents one of many potential solutions to protect the innocent from being harmed.
But, it’s absolutely the wrong solution insofar as some administrators, faculty members, students, and alumni/ae are concerned...especially Jessica Jin, who graduated from UT last year.
According to Inside Higher Ed, Jin wrote via email about her outrage in response to Friday's shootings at two colleges. Jin wrote:
I was sitting in traffic yesterday listening to a discussion on public radio about the morning’s school shootings. I felt a lot of frustration at those who were still trying to explain away, or make excuses for, this repeated pattern of violence and said to myself, “Man, these people are such dildos.” I couldn’t believe that people could still sit there and defend their own personal gun ownership while watching families mourn the loss of their children.
Starting to get the idea? The first clue: Jin was listening to “public radio.” The second clue she took what public radio reported as dogma and reacted to it. The third clue: It’s the repeating “d-word” in the preceding two paragraphs.
So, Jin dreamed up the idea of a protest, one akin to the One Million Man March. Only her protest would be the “Campus (DILDO) Carry.” The idea is that students would strap “gigantic swinging dildos to our backpacks in protest of campus carry,” according to a description on the group’s Facebook page.
Firstly, it is just plain funny. A campus bobbing with dildos is the stuff of every prankster’s dreams. It’s also self-aware. We’re all a bunch of dildos for allowing this debate to go on for so long. Another thing: 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.
Additionally, the dildo has proven itself to be interesting fodder for commentary on what our society does and does not consider “obscene.” The narratives surrounding sexuality (or just dildos, in this case) and guns are more intertwined than one would expect….They each have the power to masculate or emasculate at a moment’s notice….Dildos and guns are in it together for the long haul. What's the ideal outcome? I need this proliferation of dildos to offer people a visual representation of what it would be like if we all carried guns. It should look ridiculous to you. That is the point.
You're carrying a gun to class? Yeah well I'm carrying a HUGE DILDO."
Just about as effective at protecting us from sociopathic shooters
So then why do the police bother with guns? Seems like they should just carry dildos instead...
Remember, trying to argue facts with leftists is like trying to fend off a gunman with a sex toy.
Perhaps Jin and her group can adopt a motto. How about, “Dildos don’t kill people. People kill people with dildos.”
Any guesses about Jin’s major at UT?
Let the discussion begin…
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