I’m going to just say it. Fuck safe spaces. Fuck safety pins. Fuck political correctness.
Do I mean that in the sense of “go out and be an asshole to everyone you meet”? No. Do I mean that in the sense of “live your life and stop apologizing for being a human being”? Yes.
No one made a big deal of safety pins until Trump won the election. I didn’t vote for him, but guess what. He did indeed win. Do you live in the United State? Then he is your President. Time to deal with it. Safety pins have become a whiny bitchy movement about safe spaces and people crying about a fair election.
People pulled the same crap when Obama won. It was just the other side of politics doing it then. So now we look at liberals and we ask “why” and the answer we get it “because you did it first”. Well, no. That’s actually not how politics works. It’s not tit for tat. It’s not “you hurt me, I hurt you”. It’s a legal government process that worked just fine this time around, just as it worked four years ago and four years before that and four years before that and four years before that and… do you get the picture yet?
I went to college. I listened to lectures I didn’t enjoy. I took classes I didn’t love. I did things I was uncomfortable with. It made me who I am today. I didn’t cry “safe space” and try to run from everything. And now that I have diagnosed PTSD from several traumas and bipolar as well? I still don’t cry out for my safe space. Now that I have come out as bisexual? I still don’t want your safety pins.
Because, you see, I woke up on November 19th in the same America that I went to sleep in. The United State of America. All of the college students who needed time off from exams because they were just … SO… distraught… you woke up in the same America as the night before as well. All the people who immediately joined the bandwagon and donned safety pins… you woke up in the same America as the night before. All the people crying “political correctness”, “black lives matter”, “the cast of Hamilton said what we all couldn’t” you All. Woke. Up, In. The. Same. America. And what America is that? The one that gives you the right to say the moronic things you want to say and do the moronic things you want to do. The one that gives you the right to be upset and the right for Trump supporters to support Trump.
Now, if you want to wear a safety pin and try to represent as many people as you can and be a TRUE safe space for ALL people, even those you disagree with? I will make you the most beautifully decorated safety pin you’ve ever seen and send it to you for free. Because that’s America. And I’m proud to live in it.