This Vogue.com slideshow proves that this safety pin is far more about the vanity of the person wearing it than a symbol of solidarity.
Fashion-types often complain about being seen as vapid or frivolous. "It's unfair!," they whine from mouths barely visible amidst the mink pelts hanging from their shoulders.
Wearing a safety pin started as a post-Brexit symbol for Brits to show solidarity with victims of racism and xenophobia. It was adopted by American white liberals after Trump got elected. As a fad, it's taken one week to hit rock bottom.
It's hard to know if this Vogue article about designer safety pin ensembles proves the point about fashionistas or if it's a reflection of the vain nonsense that is the safety pin solidarity movement. Actually it's both. Get a load of this:
It’s also a quiet, personal way to support your fellow Americans, especially if you’re tired of cruel Facebook posts or scrolling through upsetting memes on Instagram. You can easily fasten any safety pin to your favorite T-shirt or jacket, but there are also dozens of ready-made, sequin-embellished pieces on the market right now, from punk-ish jewelry to pinned-together dresses. Shop them all in the slideshow above, then put your money where your mouth is and take real action against the forces of hate.