Have any of you seen people wearing safety pins on their clothing recently? Well, this silent protest is being made to represent the allies to the individuals who feel threatened by the new presidency.
Minorities, women, the LGBTQ+ community and many others are expressing their concerns, and people around the country want to stand in solidarity with them. The safety pin represents this solidarity.
Sabrina Krebs, a student from Guatemala City, studying at Barnard, stated that the action of donning a safety pin is “more than anything, a form of pro-kindness… a form of resistance to hate and to negativity.”
While some find this action of wearing a safety pin supportive and constructive, others believe that it does not “equate to action.”
Christopher Keelty, a nonprofit fundraiser and author, stated that many individuals who are wearing the safety pin are not taking real actions to “reassure the marginalized populations they are trying to reassure.” Many have been suggesting to donate time, money, and resources to truly make a difference for the groups of people who feel threatened.
What do you think about this idea?