You’re likely unconcerned about what other people wear as you go down the street. However, if the sun is shining just right, the glimmer of a safety pin on someone’s lapel may catch your sight. You’ll probably assume the person is concealing a rip – or that the pin is a throwback to a punk-rock era. That is where you would be mistaken. It’s time to consider the symbol’s poignant innate significance.
In its appearance, a safety pin appears to be relatively harmless. But, like many other objects we use today, it has a fascinating backstory.