Second Life Support Group for Hillary Clinton Becomes Support Group for Harassment Victims in Trump-Era
Earlier this week I got this interesting notice from Evangeline Ling (above), a leader of the Hillary Clinton 2016 group in Second Life:
We are launching our post-election support group appropriately named SAFETY PIN. The purpose of this group will be to provide a safe space for people negatively impacted by the election to process it and to support each other. Please join our new group and grab a LM . Please stay tuned for meeting dates, we will likely have one or two a month. Still under construction but please stop by for a visit.
Safety pins have become a symbol of support for the many victims of harassment and violence, mainly minorities, women, and other vulnerable people who've been targeted by Trump supporters after (and before) the election. (Strawberry Singh, a Muslim-American virtual world blogger, explains more here.) "Our goal is to provide a place for occasional support group meetings as well as to help people network together to find good activist/advocacy groups," Evangeline tells me.
In real life, Evangeline adds, an 80 year old friend of hers was one such victim: