Why People Are Wearing Safety Pins Right Now

Regardless of our individual political leanings, we can all agree that violence and hateful rhetoric towards minority groups (or anyone else, for that matter) is unacceptable. In the wake of Tuesday’s election, there have been widespread incidents of this sort reported—mostly via social media—throughout the country. To show their support for those targeted in these attacks, some people have started to wear safety pins on their lapels in order to easily identify themselves as allies for those belonging to marginalized groups. This trend was borrowed from a similar UK movement which launched after the “Brexit” vote, and we’re 100% on board with its positive message.