Monday, November 14, 2016

Safety Pins

From the New York Times:
The recent presidential election inspired a notable amount of accessorizing, with hats and T-shirts, as impassioned voters wore their positions on their sleeves (or head or chest). The postelection atmosphere suggests this trend is not slowing down any time soon.

The latest political fashion statement? The safety pin, an object that’s been adopted in the past by statement-making celebrities (remember Elizabeth Hurley’s Versace dress?) and the punk movement.

After the election of Donald J. Trump, fears are growing that segments of his base may physically or emotionally abuse minorities, immigrants, women and members of the L.G.B.T. community. As a show of support, groups of people across America are attaching safety pins to their lapels, shirts and dresses to signify that they are linked, willing to stand up for the vulnerable.

So far, the only abuse that I'm seeing is coming from the Leftists and protesters accusing over 60 million Americans of being haters and racists and misogynists.

Safety pins.



Anonymous said...

One of my high schools friends posted a picture of her blouse with a safety pin. If that was not enough hysterical white guilt for you, you'll love the hashtag that accompanied it: #youresafewithme. Also, in the latest chapter of irony, the protesters are saYing "I'm with you" to minorities. You know who first turned "I'm with her" into "I'm with you?" Trump.

Mary said...

That is priceless! They're quoting Trump!

This narrative that America is populated with racists and misogynists is truly destructive. It's so divisive, not to mention flat-out false. I see the safety pin as a symbol of intolerance.