People Are Wearing Safety Pins to Protest Trump and Signal That They’re a ‘Safe Space’
Americans on social media and elsewhere have responded to Donald Trump‘s election by donning safety pins outside their clothing.
The idea stems from a similar protest following the June U.K. vote to leave the European Union, known as Brexit. In the aftermath, Britons began wearing the safety pins in a show of solidarity with any of their Muslim or immigrant countrymen who felt powerless or “unsafe” in the wake of the vote.
Likewise, in the wake of Trump’s elections, many U.S. liberals have adopted the idea for their own to reach out to minorities and women who feel marginalized and indicate that they are “safe” to talk to.
— Jamie Tworkowski (@jamietworkowski) November 11, 2016
— Sarah Lill (@SarahLill9) November 11, 2016
— Teenage Closeted (@TeenageCloseted) November 11, 2016
Wearing a Safety pin- as a sign that you are a safe haven for those who don’t feel safe post-Election. Moving gesture pic.twitter.com/BpIuaw0oim
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) November 11, 2016
— emily weber (@graveflwer) November 11, 2016
— Jen Baldwin (@ancestryjourney) November 10, 2016
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