Some anti-Donald Trump activists have now started to wear safety pins to signify to others distraught over the election to know they are a “safe space.”
The #SafetyPin idea was started in the United Kingdom after the Brexit vote but was pushed in the United States after the Trump election by a reporter for the liberal website Slate, Fox News reported.
“Yesterday and today, as I walk around in this unfamiliar new country, I see people of color and wonder if they think I’m one of the 53 percent of white women who voted for Trump. I see white men and wonder if they’re one of the 63 percent who did. We need an outward sign of sympathy, a way for the majority of us who voted against fascism to recognize one another,” columnist Michelle Goldberg wrote.
Her call was echoed by Vox, another left-leaning outfit, who said, “potentially related racist and anti-Semitic abuse and vandalism is happening across the country” since President-elect Trump won the election Tuesday.
The #SafetyPin movement is gaining popularity on social media, with even some celebrities joining in.
And, if all else fails, they can give the safety pins to the babies that cannot deal with the results of a fair a Democratic election. They can use them to pin their diapers.
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) November 11, 2016
— Sarah Lill (@SarahLill9) November 11, 2016
But many on social media have simply taken to mocking the petulant children.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) November 12, 2016
Dear SJWs, I too will wear my #safetypin so people know I am a safe place.
— Leah the Boss (@LeahRBoss) November 12, 2016
— Carrie ?PotusTrump (@carrieksada) November 12, 2016
“I’m so scared of Trump that I’m going to commit crimes on camera and assault people that look like they voted for him.”#safetypin
— ScottInSC (@ScottInSC) November 12, 2016
— Common Arrow (@commonarrow) November 12, 2016
Hey #safetypin children:
If you can tell me who George Soros, Sid Blumenthal & John Podesta are then you can wear your stupid pin forever.
— Feelin’ Victory (@trickytweeter) November 12, 2016
One minute you need your safe spaces the next you’re rioting like animals. Trumps not a threat to America you are #safetypin
— Stephanie (@blowpopsis69) November 12, 2016
— Comrade Stump (@CantStumpTrump1) November 12, 2016
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