More than 4,000 sex toys doled out for UT campus carry protest

Some 5,000 adult toys go up for grabs for free to students at the University of Texas Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. The event was intended to protest Texas Senate Bill 11 allowing concealed handguns on public university campuses. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

Thousands of adult toys go up for grabs for free to students at the University of Texas Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. The event was intended to protest Texas Senate Bill 11 allowing concealed handguns on public university campuses. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

It’s not every day that more than 4,000 sex toys get passed out on a college campus. Tuesday was such a day at the University of Texas, part of a protest against a new state law that allows handgun licensees to carry concealed weapons in classrooms and certain other areas of public universities.

Robaa Al-Najar, a sophomore double-majoring in psychology and neuroscience, picked up a couple of the toys that were shaped like an oversized male organ. How long will she be toting them around strapped to her backpack?

“Probably for just a day,” Al-Najar said. “Hopefully the message gets across.”

She added, “We know administration supports us.” That was a reference to UT President Gregory L. Fenves, who opposes guns on campus but is obliged to allow them, with some exceptions, under the campus carry law passed last year.

Distribution of the sex toys went off smoothly, said Ana López, vice president of Students Against Campus Carry. The toys were donated by various companies and given away for free, although students could buy T-shirts featuring a rooster and the movement’s slogan, “#CocksNotGlocks.”

 

 

 

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