• Yes

  • No

35% 7 votes
65% 13 votes
  • No, we should be free to do as we wish with our bodies as long as it harms no one else, be it self harm, or even suicide.

  • No, Because people sometimes harm themselves because by doing so, they are able to gain a subjective sense of control over chaotic internal emotions and thoughts. Seizing this control involves shifting the focus of their attention away from something more troubling towards something less troubling, therefore you cannot put a punitive judgment on a psychological issue.

  • I'd rather they harm themselves than harm another person.

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fuguaixmax says2014-05-26T13:13:30.2675156-05:00
Vekoma since you have no knowledge of people who self harm and missed the point, Here is why they wouldn't harm other people: Self-harm is a way of expressing and dealing with deep distress and emotional pain. As counterintuitive as it may sound to those on the outside, hurting yourself makes you feel better. In fact, you may feel like you have no choice. Injuring yourself is the only way you know how to cope with feelings like sadness, self-loathing, emptiness, guilt, and rage. See, it isn't about violence, it is away to release pain.
SweetTea says2014-05-26T16:36:18.5837316-05:00
It is a cry for help.
vekoma123 says2014-05-27T12:07:22.0422823-05:00
Fuguairmax: Umm....What? I am actually fully aware of why people self-harm. All I'm just saying is that as long as they are not harming another person, it should not be illegal or a criminal offense. Absolutely nothing else.
Zylorarchy says2014-05-29T11:32:42.1404821-05:00
Nichoolasamckinneyr: And tell me, how is that any different from smoking?

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