For those who are wondering about the significance of wearing a safety pin, I embrace it for 3 reasons.
1) It signals people that if they are being harassed, I am a safe person, willing to stand up for them. I will do whatever I can to stop bullying.
2) It makes a public statement of opposition to racism, nativism, misogyny, xenophobia, and homophobia. I will fight to protect the rights and human dignity of all people.
3) It symbolically puts me in solidary with the global justice movement for progressive change. I will remember that if people in much direr situations than I can fight for justice, I can too. Continue reading