Back in June of this year, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a “campus carry” law that allows students at the University of Texas to carry concealed handguns on campus with them. Texas is the eighth state to allow students to carry guns into classrooms, campus houses, dorms, and other campus facilities (other states include Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Utah, Wisconsin, and Oregon). Good thing there won’t be any sort of alcohol or other substance that would only increase the chance of an accidental firing. What could possibly go wrong?

The law is set to go into effect on August 1st, eerily marking the 50-year anniversary of the University of Texas in Austin shooting when Charles Joseph Whitman killed 16 and wounded at least 30 others from a university tower. Apparently, the university has failed to internalize what truly leads to these sorts of tragedies, as it can’t seem to wrap its metaphorical academic head around this simple concept — that introducing guns into the equation makes shootings a far more likely occurrence than they would be without these additional guns.

And it doesn’t seem to end there. Texas State Representative Jonathan Stickland went as far as to write that it is “time to double down on our efforts to restore Second Amendment rights and get rid of gun-free zones everywhere.” One professor, however, was able to realize the very real risk involved in working in an environment where he may possibly be surrounded by weapons. As such, a few days ago, economics Professor Emeritus Daniel Hamermesh left the University of Texas out of “self-protection.”

Students at the University of Texas may feel hopeless, as though there’s nothing they’d be able to do to make any substantial difference. And when legislative or institutional change isn’t a viable option, college students decided to do what they do best: protest.

The protest is going to involve students mirroring “campus carry” by carrying their own objects of choice, namely, dildos, in a demonstration called “Cocks Not Glocks.” Interestingly enough, this protest seems to be targeting the fact that carrying a dildo to class could actually be prohibited, whereas carrying a gun would be perfectly legal, given that the university prohibits “any writing or visual image, or engag[ing] in any public performance, that is obscene.”

Jessica Jin, the organizer of the protest, wrote on a Facebook page set up for the event, “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, but much safer for recreational play.”

She has an excellent point and nearly 2,000 students already signed up to participate in the event, an event that still has several months before the law goes into effect and the demonstrations begin.

Jin has utilized this absurd campus policy to kill two (plastic, of course) birds with one stone. She’s pointing out how desensitized American society has become to weapons and she’s also making an effort to lay in the open our double standards to what we’re disturbed by, namely sex, particularly women’s sex toys.