This is something in the words of self-harm that I have been seeing more and more of, and it’s beginning to really piss me off. I decided to write an opinion piece on this; you’re opinions on this subject are definitely welcome.
You’ve got the classic self-harm myths, and jokes. And then you’ve got the opinions of people who have never even struggled with this before. “Just stop it, it isn’t good for you.” My first therapist told me. Um, no duh. Or, “You’re too pretty to cut yourself; your life is perfect.” Last night, I was on YouTube watching the “My Story” videos. And if you’re also a YouTuber, as many people are, you know that you’ll literally take a journey when you click “(show comment)” when someone replies to someone else. In the comments, someone was brave enough to tell their story and ask for advice. Have you ever mustered the courage to tell your story, and then get bashed shortly after? That’s what happened to this girl. Someone replied, “Don’t cut or starve yourself. While us rich kids are sitting in our house cutting ourselves, starving kids in Africa are looking for food and something to cut themselves with. So seriously, we should just toughen up and stop posting these videos.” I’m going to break this comment apart and asses everything about it that I can. Read more »