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Safety Pins [Dec. 14th, 2016|05:44 pm]

So, i am wearing a safety pin out of solidarity with others who feel threatened by the rhetoric surrounding the election of Trump. What i am seeing is a bunch of accusations that it's being done bt lazy white people.

Now, mayhaps i am particularly sensitized to the breadth of at-risk given NC's HB2 targeting of transgendered folks -- that continued through the whole campaign.

Have i missed something that says safety pins are just about race? Because i wear one for race and gender presentation and immigrant status and LGBTQ identity and religion (particularly for my Muslim kin) and for the environment.... And i'm feeling a little... piqued ... at some of the discussion around https://www.safetypinbox.com/ .


[User Picture]From: tx_cronopio
2016-12-14 11:09 pm (UTC)
Yes, that has been a particularly annoying discussion. I hate the way we lefties always defeat ourselves.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2016-12-15 03:17 am (UTC)
Thanks - i'm glad it's not just me having a cranky day.
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[User Picture]From: amaebi
2016-12-15 12:33 am (UTC)
Well, FWIW, I wear one to proclaim solidarity with (apparent) immigrants (of all legal statuses), people of colour, LGBTIQ sister and brothers, women and the differently abled-- but mostly as a warning to privileged people who are prone to Easy Assertion/Jocularity that I will bite.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2016-12-15 03:15 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing & wearing & biting. 8) And for your series of posts regarding action.
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