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In the Wake of the Election, Many are Wearing Safety Pins in Silent Protest

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posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 11:17 AM
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Just when I thought it couldn't get more weird. To each his own. This will certainly fix the problems we are having.



After Tuesday night’s results, you might’ve seen people on your Facebook newsfeed or Twitter timeline (or out in the real world) wearing safety pins on their shirts in protest. But what does that gesture mean?

The safety pin movement, which started in the U.S. a few days ago and has grown exponentially in popularity, is actually adapted from a similar protest that followed the Brexit vote in June, when the U.K. decided to leave the European Union. Many began donning safety pins both to protest the vote and to subtly announce themselves as allies to those minorities who felt threatened by the result, especially recent immigrants. According to USA Today, “anger about immigration helped propel the ‘leave’ campaign to victory amid a tide of nativism.” Many across the pond saw similarities in Trump’s rise to power, and are now wearing safety pins to signal their own support for racial minorities who saw themselves victimized and ostracized by Trump’s campaign rhetoric about deportation and building walls.

www.vanityfair.com...



Here a google ad

I wish I had thought of selling a 2 cent item for six buck. (yeah, I know, it's "hand lettered" LOL)


Safety Pin Ally Movement "You Are Safe" Hand Lettered (5 styles included)| 50% to Human Rights | Instant Download

$6.00

Overview

Handmade item
Instant Digital Download: 5 JPG included
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Favorited by: 16 people



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I think the ad might be for a picture of a pin.
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posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 11:20 AM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Actually they are wearing diaper pins but either way they are making themselves targets for criminals looking for the weak.

And it's funny as all getout




posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 11:23 AM
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"wearing safety pins on their shirts"

That's weird, I thought they were using them on their diapers.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: roadgravel
I am going to put a safety pin on my shirt.

They won't know any better.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Just makes it easier to identify them and ruffle their petticoats a little.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: roadgravel

So if they protest, that's too crazy and hateful yet if they quietly wear a pin, you knock them for that too?



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 11:27 AM
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posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 11:28 AM
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originally posted by: mikell

Actually they are wearing diaper pins but either way they are making themselves targets for criminals looking for the weak.

Nah, criminals won't get near them. They see the pin and instantly know a person is protected, like she's in the mafia. You don't mess with that.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 11:29 AM
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posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 11:30 AM
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a reply to: roadgravel

I voted leave....

I also wear a pin. I voted for legitimate reasons, having nothing to do with immigration or nationalism, and so I do not protest the result of the vote.

But I will always protest against fascism, even the slightest bit of it, and would hope that all people who might become a target of oppression (other than fascists and bastards of that sort) would understand that they have nothing to fear from me what so ever, and moreover, that I will do in defence of them, what I would do in defence of any of my countrymen, in a heartbeat and without hesitation.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 11:34 AM
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No I think we have this all wrong,

It's a symbol that ID's you as a Cuck..


RA



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 11:34 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

I believe people should speak their minds and work toward a change if they believe in it. Too many people will just stick a symbol on them self and leave it at that. At least most in the US.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 11:35 AM
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a reply to: Abysha

Seems any form of resistance from wild protest in the streets to quiet symbols worn on ones clothes is still too much for the people who believe that we should just bend over and 'take it " without a wimper.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 11:37 AM
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a reply to: roadgravel
This is a reflection of the fact that a Trump win has left a good part of your population feeling vulnerable. The level of discourse on this thread merely confirms their fears. I wouldn't be feeling too proud of that.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 11:37 AM
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a reply to: roadgravel

I'm a large hetero white male, 6ft 195lbs. I'm also a Metal Head. I have lot's of Tattoos and when it's at or below 60 degrees F. I wear a thirty year old motorcycle jacket. Last night at my local gas station there was a middle eastern dude working the counter. At first he seemed nervous (it was just the two of us, and I'm polite but I don't smile often) and then he saw the safety pin on my collar and instantly he relaxed and started smiling and being very friendly with me. If wearing a #%@$&#$ safety pin let's people know I'm not a Nazi or whatever and it makes them feel safe, then I am all @%#$&%$ for it. And I'd love for one of you "tough guys" to give me # about my safety pin. Peace.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 11:37 AM
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I'd prefer this form of protest than the 6 days of sensless rioting from protestors and paid protestors from the left.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 11:38 AM
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Ill agree to be impressed when they start sporting them through a nostril......



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 11:38 AM
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originally posted by: JohnnyCanuck
a reply to: roadgravel
This is a reflection of the fact that a Trump win has left a good part of your population feeling vulnerable. The level of discourse on this thread merely confirms their fears. I wouldn't be feeling too proud of that.





Well said friend!!



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 11:38 AM
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Until today I wore a pin as well.

But that was to keep the poppy on my jacket, not to express support for some "latinx" people.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 11:41 AM
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originally posted by: JohnnyCanuck
a reply to: roadgravel
This is a reflection of the fact that a Trump win has left a good part of your population feeling vulnerable. The level of discourse on this thread merely confirms their fears. I wouldn't be feeling too proud of that.



We're talking about adults here driven entirely by fear that was created and cultivated by a provably complicit media.

Liberals exist in this echo chamber where everything not like them is racist and dangerous. Their own actions and words caused this and now they need a safe space from the hell they created for themselves.

Now we're supposed to feel sorry for them? No thanks.




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