Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and WGSS Executive Committee member Sarah Jackson was quoted in the Boston Globe about the rise of ‘safety pin politics’ following last week’s election result. Safety pins, which many people are wearing as a sign of support for victims of racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and other forms of discrimination, have come under fire for being symbolic instead of undertaking action. Jackson says, “If wearing a safety pin makes you feel better, then fine, but actually do something. . . . We have real work that has to be done and I suggest we get started.”
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