The election fallout the United States and some foreign countries are feeling is massive. President-elect Donald Trump is a polarizing person, to say the least. The people who elected him to the highest office in the land have nothing but faith in him, while his detractors believe he is a racist, bigoted, xenophobic demagogue.
Trump's election has left a lot of marginalized people feeling scared. They're not sure where they will fit in Trump's America. They fear their rights may be taken away, loved ones deported, family members prevented from entering the country, you name it. Trump's election has heightened fears in several minority groups and they don't know where to turn for help.
This is why the safety pin movement was started.
People who support these marginalized and disenfranchised groups are letting people know they're not alone in their fight against injustice. By simply wearing a safety pin, it shows they are an ally. It's a small marker to let people know where they stand when it comes to fighting these people who have been the victims of prejudice for too long.
Some people have taken it a step further, getting safety pins tattooed on them. In fact, some tattoo shops are offering deals to anyone who wishes to get safety pin tattoos. A lot of shops are even letting you get the tattoo for less than the shop's minimum just so you can show your support the cause.
The safety pin tattoo shows that it's not just a fad or a flash-in-the-pan movement, it's an ideal that has staying power and people will certainly stand up for the rights of all people.
Many people are worried about living in Donald Trump's America. They fear that bigotry will rule the land, and white supremacists will rear their ugly heads to commit acts of racism across the country. People in the LGBTQ community are afraid of having their rights taken away. Women are concerned that old, out-of-touch politicians will determine their bodily rights.
These safety pin tattoos let you know that you are not alone in the fight.