Pins help you to differentiate yourself from unwanted personal connotations – they protect you from undesirable reproaches. In the wide range of pseudo and semi-political amulets people wear, the unique pins of the Protest Supplies Store’s Antagonizers series, are not meant for differentiation or protection,
but to start a conversation; opening up controversial domains to be interacted with on an interpersonal level. Very unrepresented, but pressingly present political topics, rather than the ‘standard’ post-modern political stances, are imaged in this series. (2020 series)
Ready for democracy? by Rachel Baas
You have finally reached the legal voting age, ready to let your voice be heard and cast your vote. Welcome, you have entered the illusion of playing an active part in our democracy allegedly governed by the people.
Nevertheless, chances are that your vote won’t make it through the electoral threshold. This ‘tyranny of the majority’ causes an unfair representation of the people’s voices and needs. As Churchill said “democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others”. The broken red pencil embodies the flaws in our current political system. So, wear it as a symbol for the progress that still lies ahead.
* Based on residence in Netherlands. Tax rates for other countries will be calculated at the checkout. Price exclusive of tax: €8.26.