University of Texas students announced a plan to openly carry dildos in response to a new "campus carry" law that takes effect next year.
The Facebook page for the group Campus (DILDO) Carry has since been flooded with abuse, which moderators are leaving in place to show the kind of aggressive hostility open carry zealots display when they find out they're being mocked.
The group was founded in protest of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R)'s signing of S.B. 11, a so-called "campus carry" law which says "license holders may carry a concealed handgun throughout university campuses, starting Aug. 1, 2016."
According to the Houston Chronicle, the #CocksNotGlocks protesters intend to openly carry brightly colored sex toys on campus in protest.
"You're carrying a gun to class?" wrote group founder Jessica Jin on Facebook. "Yeah well I'm carrying a HUGE DILDO. Just about as effective at protecting us from sociopathic shooters, but much safer for recreational play."
Jin invited like-minded protesters to join the group on Aug. 1, 2016 -- the first day of fall semester -- for a group "strap in."
As of press time, 2,000 people said they intend to go to the rally.
The group's Facebook bio explains that guns will be legal on Texas campuses, but sex toys are not.
"The State of Texas has decided that it is not at all obnoxious to allow deadly concealed weapons in classrooms," said Jin, "however it DOES have strict rules about free sexual expression, to protect your innocence. You would receive a citation for taking a DILDO to class before you would get in trouble for taking a gun to class. Heaven forbid the penis."
The Chronicle said, "At two public forums held in the last month, dozens of UT-Austin students, faculty and staff spoke against the law, urging President Greg Fenves to severely limit campus carry at the flagship. Last week, a professor emeritus in the school's economic department announced he would be giving up teaching over concerns about his personal safety."
Private universities will set their own policies.
Now Jin and other supporters of the protest are getting spewed with abuse.
Jin's private contact information has been made available online -- a trolling practice called "doxxing" -- and the Facebook wall has been host to statements like this from Ron Cox of Oxford, Mississippi: "I'm guessing that the organizer of this event is a huge slut. Should be funny to watch!"
"I've seen most of you trolls tromping around campus. If you took as much time taking care of yourselves as you do trying to make meaningless political statements, you may not need the dildos and could actually have a real, living penis waiting for you at home!" said user "Willie Nelson."
"Anatomy of a school shooting, some liberal dipshit guns down a bunch of other liberal dipshits because he's "opressed" or "triggered" or off his meds. Liberals respond by blaming guns and waving dildoes around......because logic. I'm really glad you freaks exist, don't get me wrong. Everytime I get online I'm endlessly amused," said user "Alex Drones."
"(Y)ou dumb cunts post a page like this then report people for standing up to your pathetic bullshit?" fumed Becca Lynch of Seattle, Washington, as well as: "YOU NASTY CUNTS NEED TO BE LOCKED UP FUCKING EWWWW" as well as "This kinda shit is exactly why my daughter wont attend one of these slut colleges."
"Maybe if Jessica Jin's countrymen had guns there wouldn't be millions of them rotting in unmarked graves?" said user "Romney Wordsworth."
"Can I ask you something Jessica? Not trying to troll, this is an honest hypothetcial question. If a criminal with nothing to lose found you and held a gun to your head and said he was going to end your life right then and there, and all you had on was a dildo and some school books, would you wish you had a gun hidden on you to protect yourself?" asked Chicago's Jim Rustles.
Neal Atkins of Waco urged the protesters to "be sure and RESIST when arrested. It makes such good headlines when a smarmy little drag worm gets offed for resisting."