What is the Significance of the Safety Pin?

Riley Sarsany and Cole Roberson, Staff Writers

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Have you ever seen someone wearing a safety pin? Ever wondered what it means? In short,  it means unity. People are wearing that safety pin in a silent protest against Donald Trump. Many people disagree with his actions against different religions, races, and genders.

The safety pin movement started in Great Britain. The safety pins represent the fight against racial injustices and are intended to bring peace. Then this movement transferred to America right after Mr. Donald J. Trump was elected for office. Many of the people in the USA don’t agree with how he has treated women, racial minorities and Muslims, but don’t want to cause violence.  The safety pin is a silent protest and is also meant to message others that they are a “safe place” to get help or assistance. People have accused Trump of abusing women. Even though he disagrees with the accusations against him, there is proof of him being racist and sexist. Some of the things he has said were hateful comments towards immigrants, the religion of Islam and the physical looks of women.  Millions of Americans have reached out towards for the safety pin movement to show Trump and his supporters that we won’t stand for this behavior.

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2 Responses to “What is the Significance of the Safety Pin?”

  1. Alex Hasapis on December 2nd, 2016 11:56 am

    Still, again, I think that Donald trump isn’t so bad as you think

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  2. Margot Edwards on December 25th, 2016 12:43 am

    That’s really interesting! I think I want to ask for some safety pins, now! I never knew that, I thought they were just for clothes. Thanks for the info. I’m sorry Alex, but really, some of his comments have been quite, well, racist and sexist. But, I mean, we all have different opinions, and it’s important to acknowledge that. No offense, BTW, I try to make sure that I don’t offend anyone, and if you were, I am sorry!!! Still, I need to remind myself to wear a safety pin to school when I get back from break… don’t judge me by the time I sent this. I also wanted to compliment on how this article was written and how carefully you worded the text. I mean, it can be really easy to offend someone when writing, especially about this year’s election, so I just thought this was amazingly worded.

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