Guest Post: Disarming them.

by Kate on August 27, 2016

Editor’s Note: This guest post is an Op-Ed submitted by Deborah Gentile (AKA Digi). She’s a fellow blogger, and friend of Victory Girls.


Disarming them.

Once upon a time in America, the university was a place where the young went to expand their minds. At the university, they were exposed to a world of ideas, and taught to test those ideas, by constructing and deconstructing arguments. Alas, today the art of critical thinking and debate has become as passe’ as the formerly ubiquitous LIVESTRONG bracelet. Today’s college students are better at reacting, than responding to ideas. Without intellectual prowess, they are forced to rely on animal instinct.

This past week, students at the University of Texas began a protest of the new campus carry policy. Concealed carry of handguns has been legal in Texas for more than two decades, but the new ruling allowing concealed carry in classrooms and on campus is too much for those who have been trained to react to every possible trigger, whether or not it is attached to a firearm.

Marketing student, Jessica Jin, came up with the idea for the “Cocks, not Glocks” event to protest the new policy. At the event, more than 4,500 sex toys were distributed. In her words, “it makes a lot of sense to equate a gun to a big dick, a traditional symbol of power.” Videos, of the event, show coeds brandishing outlier-sized dildos, as they shout the motto of the protest.



“Cocks Not Glocks” Taking Over University of Texas with 4500 Dildos To Protest Guns



Being a woman of a different era, their choice of tactic strikes me as ironic. On the one-hand we constantly hear how campuses have become a hot beds for rape and sexual assault. We are bombarded by the anger of women who want to be recognized for their brains, instead of their bodies, yet over and over instead of using their dazzling intellect to vanquish their foes, they seem to always resort to some type of please look sexuality.

These desperate attempts at garnering attention, might be scintillating, if they hadn’t become such a predictably off-putting snooze-fest. It shouldn’t be a surprise, that for the generations whose cultural icons include women like the ever more boring Lena Dunham, indecency is often the first weapon chosen from their arsenal.

It was titillating in 1991, when PETA first disrupted an Oscar De La Renta’s fur show, with the “We’d rather go naked, than wear fur” protest. It was ironic when Russia’s FEMEN bared breasts to protest sexism, and sex tourism, but by the time the Code Pink, protested the RNC in campy vagina costumes, the tactic was already about as exciting as the morning after a one-night stand.

Maybe it was a good idea, poorly executed. Properly used, gender, sex and sexuality can be formidable weapons. Throughout all of time women have often disarmed men using only what they were born with, but as with the use of any weapon, a level of expertise is required.

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Toni Williams August 27, 2016 at 3:36 pm

But, don’t upset the cupcakes with logic and reason. Well-written.

TW

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Kate August 27, 2016 at 3:43 pm

Their parents must be so proud.

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Nina August 27, 2016 at 3:57 pm

Irony and comprehension of their own folly is truly not their strong suite

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Jenny North August 27, 2016 at 5:36 pm

This is so ridiculous. Their message is literally: “Don’t assault me with a Glock, assault me with a cock.” People, just because it rhymes doesn’t mean it’s a good slogan.

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Kate August 27, 2016 at 5:59 pm

SNORT!

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John Anderson August 27, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Maybe a rogue gunman would be deterred by the fear of being knocked unconscious by a barrage of gigantic dildos.

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Recovering Lutheran August 27, 2016 at 7:50 pm

Jessica Jin is promoting rape, and the University of Texas should be held legally responsible for allowing her to promote sexual assault on their campus.

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Josh Board August 27, 2016 at 10:03 pm

I’ve read some of Gentile’s stuff before, and I’ve always loved it. This was an interesting write-up. I’d love to see a follow up on how universities are all so liberal, and very rarely encourage discourse from students that feel different.

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David Kusumoto August 27, 2016 at 11:11 pm

Crazy double-ass standard. If a MAN wore a plastic vagina around his neck and organized a protest with the following slogan: “peace and pussies over concealed and carries” – the feminist uproar would be relentless. Free speech has gone haywire on campuses. Sometimes it’s free, sometimes it’s stifling, and sometimes it’s too dumb to be near as provocative as its undergraduates think.

Great essay from a great writer.

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J walter August 28, 2016 at 10:37 am

Future leaders of America. Enjoy the decline.

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GWB August 29, 2016 at 7:45 am

Nice post.

The stupidity of the protest was not lost on many. From the discrepancy between open and concealed carry to the difference between offensive and threatening, these folks have proven that college simply cannot educate those who won’t learn.

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