because it hurts less
I finally sat down and did a post on the "cutting" issue that's been going around, but it's long and I don't feel like looking at it every day so it's been moved to my test blog.
I have a personal connection to this issue and have done some research on it, so if you're interested, continue on. What's below is just the beginning, go here
for the full post.
I wasn't going to write this post, but it's turning into something
of a blogosphere shitstorm
, and I do have an awful lot to say, so what the hell. Malkin
, who I usually respect, seems to have phoned this one in, because it is not only lacking any sort of real research at all, her column dosen't even seem to care about the reality of the situation and instead prefers to make political points off of it.
I want to preface it with saying that I went through this with someone I was very close to, and so have a serious personal connection to the issue as well as having done some research on it. In deferance to people I know IRL that occasionally read this blog, that's all I'm going to say about that.
I also want to clarify a common misconception; that self-mutilation, or "cutting", isn't suicide. It is completely seperate, and while not necessarily unrelated, it is not necessarily related either. Self-mutilation is not always an indicator for suicidal tendancies, and to me anyway, there is an important distinction there.
First off, much has been made of the "broken home" angle. Several folks have pointed out that kids from perfectly normal homes do this. Is divorce good for a kid? No, not really. You know what's worse? Parents who stay together even though they hate each other for "The Children" or out of religious conviction or whatever. Ever talked to a 16 year old kid whose parents loathed each other, barely said two words to each other and when they do it's at the top of their lungs?
Yeah, that's real healthy.continue...