The Sneaky Misogyny and Homophobia of #cutforbieber

[TRIGGER WARNING FOR SELF-INJURY]

For every awesome thing the Internet does, you can almost guarantee that ten truly horrific things will pop up to cancel your renewed faith in humanity. As much as the online world can be a haven for some, it can be a hell for others, as we’ve seen in numerous accounts of cyberbullying and the like. Currently, the #cutforbieber drama has my full attention, and not just because of my fascination with Internet culture or my interest in mental health. It’s because #cutforbieber speaks to me as a lesson in misogyny, homophobia, and the Internet. Read More The Sneaky Misogyny and Homophobia of #cutforbieber

Best of P-Mag: Live Though This: Growing Up a Cutter

Trigger warning: Self-Harm, Violence and graphic descriptions of both.

Over the last two years, Coco has written so many excellent articles. This one is recent, but it is so raw and personal, and there are a few passages in this have have really stayed with me. Thank you, Coco, for sharing your story with us. -queSarahSarah Read More Best of P-Mag: Live Though This: Growing Up a Cutter

Live Through This: Growing Up A Cutter

Trigger warning: Self-Harm, Violence and graphic descriptions of both.

Before I even begin this story, I do want to say that I wish I could tell you more. While some things stick out to me, there is so much more that resides in sort of thick fog. Read More Live Through This: Growing Up A Cutter

Persephone Pioneers: Patricia Adler

Patricia Adler regularly studies what many shy away from: deviance, drug use, and labor in a rapidly globalizing world. She is Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, as well an author, and the winner of the 2010 George Herbert Mead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. Her work has been published by Cornell University Press, The Sociological Quarterly, and New York University Press. Her most recent book, which she co-wrote with her partner Peter Adler, is called The Tender Cut: Inside The Hidden World of Self-Injury. The Tender Cut examines physical acts of self-destruction and self-injury, like cutting and burning, as well as the history behind self-injury, and how it has changed within the current cultural context. It’s an honor to have spoken with her and to have her on our site. Persephone Magazine, please welcome Patricia Adler.

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