altosruleok: Why is controlled cutting and skin abrasion socially unacceptable?…
Why is controlled cutting and skin abrasion socially unacceptable? It does no harm, unlike drinking and smoking which are "allowed".
Smoking and drinking don't always do harm. I think it's a mistake to try to compare one to another. Besides, there's laws limiting both in various situations. It's socially unacceptable because it's a poor coping skill that doesn't do anything for you socially the way drinking does (and alcoholics get a pretty bad rep anyway) and wasn't an ingrained part of society that started dying out when cancer and emphysema came to light. At least blades aren't taxed to all fuck.
Oh, should say I'm not anti-self-injury. I just don't get the need to make it socially acceptable. You shouldn't be demonized for it but the comparisons don't fit.
OK. Not going to argue.