On Friday, Colorado State Rep. Joe Salazar made comments regarding rape during a state legislature debate over a bill to outlaw concealed weapons on college campuses.
Late Monday night, one Twitter user saw the opportunity for a hashtag.
He wrote on his blog that "when the story broke about some idiot Colorado state senator's comments to try to reassure potential rape victims that a whistle is just as good as a gun to ward off assailants" he "thought of a funny hashtag to mock the situation, and tweeted the first tweet!!"
The comment set off a flurry of responses from conservatives on Twitter.
#LiberalTips2AvoidRape Bring a whistle or other wind instrument and soothe the savage beast with music.— Smitty (@smitty_one_each) February 19, 2013